Horticultural Science Summer Institute


Horticultural Science Summer Institute
July 6-11th, 2014

High school-aged youth (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) are invited to apply to a week-long, residential horticultural experience on the campus of NC State University. Youth will have hands-on opportunities to explore a broad range of horticultural possibilities from breeding better fruits and vegetables, growing a diverse selection of woody ornamentals, lengthening the life of cut flowers, learning sustainable production practices, climbing trees, designing landscapes and delving into tools that enhance our understanding of plant growth. Participants will visit a variety of horticultural businesses, eat delicious local food, explore campus, watch garden films, and arrange flowers.  Youth will also be introduced to career possibilities, college-making decisions and leadership development.

The cost of the institute will be $500 with a $150 deposit due upon application acceptance. Scholarships may be available to 4-H Members who apply.

Click here to submit an application! Applications due by April 4, 2014 at 5:00PM.

For more information visit: http://www.growforit.org/programs/detail/HSSI