Discover KPU's School of Horticulture Programs!
Join us for a free information session and tour of our facilities on Wednesday, July 8. Meet our faculty, current students and alumni to find out more about our programs and careers in Horticulture.
Date: July 8, 2015
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Venue: KPU Langley Campus
Address: 20901 Langley Bypass
Room: 1540, East Building
By Phone: 604.599.3422
WE HAVE THE WINNERS!!
The Diploma students were Sarah Pucek and Richard Blackwell and the 4th Year Apprenticeship students were Dillon Mennie and Mori Okada.
Both teams had been working at the Field Lab after class , on weekends and together as a team preparing for the event. An early start at 7:00 am and then 6 hours of hard work and effort all the while being observed by the over 8000 high school students, industry and public attendees culminated in two fantastic garden installations .
Both teams were commended by the judging committee on their strong skills and team work demonstrated throughout the competition.
The final results at the awards ceremony were met with one of the loudest and most enthusiastic cheers and applause.
The 1st place finish and gold medal winners were, Sarah Pucek and Richard Blackwell
2nd place and the silver medals were awarded to Dillon Mennie and Mori Okada.
Congratulations to all the students for taking on the challenge of the competition. The next stage will be the Skills Canada National Competition in Saskatoon May 27 – 30 for the gold medal team.
Horticulture Hosting Young Agrarians Meeting
It all starts with the soil!
"Being able to visit industry partners such as 'The Answer' is invaluable for students in KPU's horticulture programs as it brings the classroom theory and school practicals into real-world application” says Gary Jones,
department Co-Chair and instructor of the Organic Greenhouse Production course. "It also provides our students with opportunities to network with potential employers and to decide where their future personal careers may be headed in such a diverse and rewarding industry that horticulture is.
We love to visit commercial businesses like 'The Answer' and connect with people like Steve who freely give back to the next generation of horticulturists. Likewise, industry partners like this have opportunity to connect with future potential employees – it's a win-win for all concerned."
Horticulture Career Fair 2015 - Branching Out
Thank you for all the care, the time, and dedication ...
Diploma program graduate, 2014