About Us at A+ The A+ Garden Centre is a community supported and student operated career technology program (CTE) This three year program offers students involvement in practical business applications,greenhouse organization and crop production.Students
grow and sell a variety of bedding plants and nursery stock. During the year we grow over 100,000 plants including vegetables. Students research and apply the latest methods in greenhouse production and plant cultural requirements. Units of Study and
1. Garden Center Sales and
Topics- Selling Benefits, Marketing Mix,
Branding, Value Proposition, Promotion, Advertising Example- Students do SWOT (strength,weakness,opportunity,threat) analysis of
greenhouse and garden centre operation.
Plant Selection and Culture
Topics- Plant Identification, Nutrition,
Cultural Practices, Substrate Testing, Monitoring Example- Students reconcile inventory mix
and make recommendations.
3. Greenhouse Management
Topics- Sanitation, Presentation, Asset
Protection, Temperature and Moisture Control Example- Students make flow chart of
product delivery schedule and plan supply needs.
4. Pest Management and
Topics- Monitoring, Conduct Laws and
Liability, Hazards, PPE, Hazards, First Aid, Application Example- Students will study MDA Core
Manual-Private Applicator Training Manual – MDA Exam