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Program Description

In a large university environment, it is essential that students develop a sense of belonging early in their academic career. The goal of the Horticulture Learning Team is to provide this connection, which in turn promotes development of social skills, communication skills, and study skills. This learning team is for first-semester, first-year students majoring in horticulture. The courses on the team's schedule meet the degree requirements for horticulture. Students will also benefit from participating in the Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Clubs, career exploration activities, social activities, industry field trips, and an orientation class. One of our student’s favorite activities is the “Project Glean”, a service learning project where the students pick, grade, and package apples at the Horticulture Research Station and then donates them to charity. Another favorite is the faculty/student dinner held in the first semester to get to know the instructors of their classes and who the professors are in the department of horticulture.

Living Options

This is a non-residential learning community.

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Please contact the Horticulture Learning Community Coordinator, Barb Clawson.


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Barb Clawson

107 Horticulture Hall