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This course reviews information in the manual for people who are taking the NHCLP. It is also open to non-exam takers.
The next Review Sessions will be in February 2014 at the Thompson School of Applied Science, Putnam Hall, UNH, Room 5, Durham.
- Session 1: Botany, Soils, Fertilizers, Composting
- Session 2: Plant Identification, Plant Nomenclature, Plant Hardiness, Native and Invasive Plants
- Session 3: Turf, Planting Instructions, Plant Maintenance, Safety
- Session 4: Landscape Design, Hardscape, Bidding and Estimating
Registration: Please register with Scot Flewelling, 819A Loudon Ridge Road, Loudon, NH 03307, 603-568-0994, firstname.lastname@example.org
Landscape Plant Materials Course: This class covers the NHLA Certification Plant Identification List. The purpose is to teach plant materials to people who are new in the industry or people with little plant knowledge. The first class introduces students to methods of identification and plant families and then the rest of the classes are spent identifying plant material. The NHLA Certification Plant List covers a wide range of common plant materials used in the landscape industry. This course is appropriate for anyone who wants to strengthen their plant material knowledge and is also designed to prepare people for the Identification portion of the NH Certified Landscaped Professional exam. It is open to both members of NHLA and non-members.
Format: Students will learn the identifying features and landscape value of the plants in the Certification manual. There will be a quiz each week and a final exam. Students will obtain a certificate if they obtain a 60% average. The Identification portion of the Certification exam will be held after the end of the course.
Instructor: Dana M. Sansom, Associate Professor of Horticultural Technology, Thompson School of Applied Science.
Cost: $450.00. per student. Price includes Plant ID portion of NHCLP Exam. Exam given in the fall of 2013.
Course runs one evening a week during the summer, 5:00-8:30 pm, for 13 weeks. The 2013 summer course runs June 20 through September 5 on Thursdays. The week of July 4 the class will be on Wednesday, July 3.
Place: Most classes will be held at The Thompson School of Applied Science, UNH, Durham. Classes will also be held at Stone Post Nursery in Raymond, Millican Nurseries in Chichester, and Van Berkum Nursery in Deerfield.
To Register: Download Form
For more Information: Scot Flewelling, 819A Loudon Ridge Road, Loudon, NH 03307, 603-568-0994, email@example.com or Dana Sansom, 603-435-7216, firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Tutoring Available: Contact Scot Flewelling for information and fees.
Click here to get study tips for learning your plants.
IMPORTANT!! PLANT IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION
* The plant identification list has been revised. The new list can be downloaded by clicking here, or from Scot Flewelling. The exam will be taken from the new list.
Horticopia (a plant database software program) can be purchased from Horticopia.com. There are many different versions but the student version Horticopia A-Z is $99.00 and has most of the plants on the NHCLP list except for weeds. It can also be used to make up plant info sheets for customers. Horticopia.com also has pictures of the plants that you can access for free but there are usually just one picture for each plant.