Landscape Design, Installation, and Management (Hardcover)

Landscape Design, Installation, and Management By Christopher D. Hart, R. Lee Ivy Cover Image
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Landscape Design, Installation, and Management provides an exciting, full-color, and highly illustrated learning resource with over 1,000 images, including illustrated glossaries of tools, equipment, ornamental landscape plants, and plant pests and diseases. Featuring up-to-date coverage of today's landscape industry, this text engages students with practical information on the principles and elements of design, pricing landscape projects and earning a profit, and workplace skills. The text methodically develops an understanding of Green Industry practices, safety, design principles, design processes, producing and selecting plants, the business side of landscaping, and landscape installation and maintenance. New Career Connection interviews with industry professionals provide real-world scenarios and motivate students to pursue careers in the landscape industry.

About the Author

Christopher D. Hart teaches agriculture and horticulture classes for Chatham Central High School in Bear Creek, North Carolina. Mr. Hart's courses focus on hands-on learning and producing college- and career-ready students. Mr. Hart is an alumnus of North Carolina State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Science and in Agricultural Business Management. Mr. Hart also earned a Master of Science in Agricultural Education from NCSU. Mr. Hart and his students are responsible for maintaining the school's conservatory, community garden, and six-acre arboretum. Hart and his students manage over 8000 ft2 of production space in the school's container nursery, numerous greenhouses, and cold frames. Students are responsible for propagating, growing, and selling over 200 species of plants throughout the growing season. In addition to advising the Chatham Central FFA Chapter, Mr. Hart has coached top-placing nursery landscape and floriculture teams in National FFA Career Development Events. He is the author of the lab workbook that accompanies Horticulture Today (Goodheart-Willcox Publisher). Mr. Hart is also a Certified Plant Professional and a Certified Pesticide Applicator. R. Lee Ivy is the Director of the Agricultural Institute and Assistant Director of Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and has been a post-secondary educator since 2001. Childhood experiences with peaches, vegetables, cattle, and ornamental plants sparked his interest and subsequent love of agriculture. His interest in a career in education grew from his respect of teachers who inspired effort, allowed for challenges, and encouraged high personal achievement. Mr. Ivy taught in the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University in areas of fruit and vegetable production, ornamental and turf weed and disease management, landscape maintenance, landscape construction courses, introductory horticulture, and home horticulture via distance education. He served as co-advisor for the Horticulture Competition Team and co-hosted the National Collegiate Landscape Competition. Prior to his experience at NC State, he taught at Sandhills Community College. He holds degrees in horticulture from the University of Tennessee and NC State University, is a licensed landscape contractor, a member of the International Plant Propagators Society--Southern Region, a certified pesticide applicator, a certified plant professional, and a member of the North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education focused on the implications of online and face-to-face education delivery methods. Most of his teaching has been traditional face-to-face instruction, but he also developed an award-winning online educational platform of project-based horticultural activities for college credit through the undergraduate certificate program. He intends to educate for sustainable landscape systems, safe food production, and a productive and rewarding livelihood. In addition to administrative duties, Mr. Ivy networks with agricultural industry employers to foster job and internship opportunities for students.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798888174197
Publisher: Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2023
Pages: 688
Language: English