Horticulture Students Gain Hands-On Irrigation Experience

College of Western Idaho's Landscape Maintenance: Irrigation class installing irrigation
April 8, 2022

College of Western Idaho’s (CWI's) Landscape Management Irrigation (HRTC 254) class has been hard at work this semester gaining irrigation design, renovation, and installation skills assisting with projects right here in our community. Projects have included installation of a greenhouse drip irrigation system for Boise Urban Garden School, installing new irrigation zones at the Idaho Botanical Garden, and renovating an irrigation system for the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley.

“The class’s work for the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley will allow the organization to water native plants produced by local schools through the Treasure Valley Native Plant Network,” said Horticulture instructor, Casey OLeary. “These plants will be used in restoration work along the Boise River as part of the Golden Eagle Audubon Society's Boise River ReWild Project.”

"My confidence, now, is miles from where I first began,” shared Horticulture Technology major, Tyler Aguilar. “I have been able to take what I learned in class and apply it to my new job in plant production!"

Interested in a career in horticulture? CWI's Horticulture Technology program can help you get started!