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Horticulture

Horticulture

Bedding plants, perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs,vegetables, and hanging baskets grown by our students.
Free parking will be available in the main parking lot.

WE WON THE GOLD!

Our team Claire MacLean and Dan Strain, both students are from the Apprenticeship Program won Gold at the Skills Canada BC competition in Abbotsford’s Tradex.
They are going to Moncton, NB on June 5 – 8 to compete at the National level. 

School of Horticulture at the Tradex

The annual Pacific Agriculture Show is a showcase of the latest and most innovative equipment and technology for the agriculture industry. Thousands of farmers, agri-food producers, and horticulturists are there to compare and investigate what's hot and new in the industry. We are there to showcase and represent the importance of education as part of the global picture.

BRANCHING OUT 2016

Another year of great success at the Branching Out 2016. It has provided a unique opportunity for students and employers to mingle and to engage in some insightful discussion about the horticulture industry and possible employment. Amazing number of students have attended the event which also gave prospective employers an opportunity to showcase their profile.
 

Inspiring single mom

Hundreds of parents like Jodi are building a stronger economic future for their families thanks to the Single Parent Employment Initiative. The program provides to 12 months of funded training, or on the job training through a paid work experience and pays for child care and transit costs for eligible single parents on income or disability assistance.
 

Turf Club Golf Tournament Huge Success!

Kwantlen Turf Club hosted another great event at Redwoods Golf Club Saturday October 16.
Forty four students, alumni, faculty, turf industry and friends enjoyed a perfect weather day on a perfectly groomed course. Golfers warmed up for the round with a putting contest and at #14 tee a “Chip into the pond dingy” contest.
Sponsors:
Terralink, Evergro, Taylors, Prairie Coast, Premier Pacific, Farm Tek , Terra Equip, WCTA, BCGSA , Corix, Turf Canada, Target Products, Brett-Young, Keso, ZLC Financial, Bos Sod, Plastic Pipe Products, LiveWorkMapleRidge.com

Tree Planting Ceremony

       

Logan Creek Integrity Project

   

The launch of the Logan Creek Integrity Project — an urban forest renewal initiative — was held on July 14, 2015 on the KPU Langley Campus. This project was developed by KPU Horticulture faculty member Kathy Dunster and will be student-driven. This project is possible thanks to funding by the CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program in partnership with Tree Canada.

         

WE HAVE THE WINNERS!!  

skills canada 2015

   

On Wednesday April 15 Kwantlen had two horticulture teams competing at the Skills Canada BC Provincial competition at the TRADEX Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford.
    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.