• Plant Sale Information

    We will be selling from the greenhouses behind ATC.

    You can pull through the gate between NHS and ATC and back by the greenhouses. 

    Please do not block the road. 

    Thank you,

    Jessie Hunnicutt

     

  • ATC Garden

    2018-2019 Course Descriptions

    Agricultural Science and Technology (Level 1)

    This course will teach essential concepts and understanding related to plant and animal life including biotechnology, the conservation of natural resources, and the impact of agriculture and natural resource utilization on the environment. Emphasis is placed on the role of agriculture in our society and the importance  of agriculture to the welfare of the world. Basic personal and community leadership and safety, and agricultural mechanical technology are included as a part of the instructional program. Each student is expected to design and participate in a supervised agricultural experience. Students in this program of study will be outside in the greenhouse and garden with exposure to the elements of weather and nature. Typical learning activities include classroom instruction and activities as well as hands-on learning experiences including performing basic principles of plant, soil, and animal science; studying and modeling the significance of humankind’s interrelationship with soil, water, and air. Students are encouraged to join and participate in the Rock Hill Chapter of the FFA and the community garden

     

    Intro to Horticulture (Level 2)

    The Introduction to Horticulture course is designed to be an introduction to the Horticulture pathway. It is recommended as a prerequisite for all other horticulture courses. This course includes organized subject matter and practical experiences related to the culture of plants used principally for ornamental or aesthetic purposes. Instruction emphasizes knowledge and understanding of the importance of establishing, maintaining, and managing ornamental horticulture enterprises. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with propagating, growing, establishing, and maintaining nursery plants and greenhouse crops; tissue culture techniques; designing landscapes; preparing designs; sales analysis and management; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA

    Greenhouse and Nursery Management (Level 3)

    The course in Nursery, Greenhouse and Garden Center Technology includes organized subject matter and practical experiences related to the operation and management of nursery, greenhouse or a garden center. Instruction emphasizes knowledge and understanding of the importance of establishing, maintaining, and managing “green industry” enterprises. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with propagating, growing, establishing, and maintaining nursery plants and greenhouse crops; tissue culture techniques; designing landscapes; preparing designs; sales analysis and management; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities. Students will be outside in the greenhouse and headhouse and are expected to participate in all outside

    Landscape Technology (Level 4)

    The course in Landscape Technology is designed to qualify the student completing the course for job entry into landscaping fields or to continue advanced training in post high school education. A combination of subject matter and activities is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in selling, selecting, and servicing. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with the planning and selection of materials for the construction of hardscapes, the mechanical practices associated with irrigation and water conservation, erosion control, participating in personal and community leadership development activities, planning and implementing a relevant supervised agricultural experience, and participating in FFA activities. The teacher may select additional competencies based on a local needs assessment. Additional consideration of skills from the Certified Landscape Technician program are recommended. Students taking this course will have the opportunity to operate various landscaping tools and power equipment. Students will be in the greenhouse, headhouse, community garden, and various parts of the school. Students will participate in a semester long project that includes landscaping and maintaining school landscapes. This is the last course offered in the horticulture pathway and should only be taken if you have taken all of the previous courses.


    ATC Garden
    ATC and Community Volunteers create raised beds for planting the ATC garden.  The garden has been a great learning lab for fertilizers, soils, irrigation and plant growth.  Horticulture students learn that there is a big difference in tastes of fresh produce vs canned produce.

     

    Course Syllabus