Plant Science is the field of science that deals with the, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants. Plant Science also provides hands-on and student-led experiences for students. Along with a greenhouse, our students have an outdoor classroom! Penn Farm encompasses 107 acres of land, where students can become involved in multiple aspects of Plant Science. Each year students learn to grow and care for plants, flowers, and vegetables from seed. Student productivity in the greenhouse leads up to our annual spring plant sale. During the plant sale, the students learn valuable floral business and marketing skills. The greenhouse provides many opportunities for hands-on learning and year-long projects.
Topics Taught Include:
Different Methods of Plant Propagation, Plant ID, Plant Disease ID, Integrated Pest Management, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Greenhouse Management and MORE!