Growing a Horticulture Program: Native Plants and Higher Education

23 Sep 2021
3:30 PM CST

Growing a Horticulture Program: Native Plants and Higher Education

Over the past five years, the Horticulture program at St. Louis Community College Meramec has been converting the student’s outdoor lab from a traditional ornamental garden to one that contains a large collection of native plants and plant communities. Industry trends toward native plant landscapes are reflected in the transition of form, function and management of the ten acre garden, as well as the program’s applied horticulture curriculum. Get a glimpse of the Garden Classroom where students experience, first-hand, the unique benefits and challenges of native plant stewardship.