Landscaping and Horticulture
The Landscaping & Horticulture program at Franklin County Technical School is designed to provide a diverse education in the agricultural field. Students are instructed in safety and are able to use tractors, loaders, forklifts, and chainsaws, as well as the numerous turf management equipment available. The Plants Science portion of the program includes soil science, plant identification, entomology, plant physiology, environmental control, bedding plant production, greenhouse operations, propagation, arboriculture, and integrated pest management. The technology part of the curriculum involves aquaculture/hydroponics, hydraulics, and equipment safety, maintenance, and operation. Students have the opportunity to study for the Massachusetts Hydraulics Engineer License, the Massachusetts Licensed Pesticides Applicator’s exams and to participate in the FFA Chapter where they can compete in various career development events.