ERIC Number: ED171949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Planting, Growing, Caring.
Six units of instruction are provided in this manual designed for deaf students enrolled in an ornamental horticulture program. Unit 1 contains eight lessons (pictures and names) on tool and equipment identification (e.g., cutting and pruning tools, lawn and garden equipment, and power equipment). Unit 2 provides ten lessons on the care of tools and equipment. Topics include the storage of tools, sharpening a hoe, starting a lawnmower, and changing the lawnmower oil. Unit 3 contains twenty-two lessons on greenhouse practices, including types of greenhouses, soil testing, starting seeds, repotting, and watering greenhouse plants. Nine lessons on nursery practices are provided in unit 4. These practices include moving a tree or shrub, plant propagation, and pesticide handling safety. Unit 5 contains fourteen lessons on grounds maintenance. Topics include pruning, seeding a lawn, staking trees, and fertilizing trees and shrubs. Finally, unit 6 provides eight lessons on floral design, including making a boutonniere, corsage, and Christmas wreath. A multiple choice test accompanies each unit. (JH)
Descriptors: Deafness, Gardening, Greenhouses, Grounds Keepers, Guides, Instructional Materials, Nursery Workers (Horticulture), Ornamental Horticulture, Secondary Education, Tests
New Jersey Vocational-Technical Curriculum Laboratory, Bldg. 4103 - Kilmer Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 ($5.50, plus postage)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Books; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Curriculum Lab.