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Horticulture Practitioner Program - Level 3

  • 27 Nov 2023
  • 18 Dec 2023
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OPA is happy to announce the launching of our Horticulture Practitioner Program developed in collaboration with Donna Zarudny, BLA, MLA., a professional career horticulturalist and professor at Humber College! Level 1 of this program will offer a new experience for OPA training, taking place over three weeks of self-guided learning, allowing attendees to work at their own pace through content covering the following topics: 

     Week 1

    • Botany
    • Turf

    • Greenhouse Operations

    • Production & Propagation

    Week 2
    • Advanced Display Design

    • Interior plantcaping, green roofs, ponds etc…

    • Xeriscaping

    • Trade Calculations

    Week 3
    • Purchasing, ordering tendering materials

    • Computer programs & Record keeping

    • Basic Project Management

    • Managing Staff, HR Skills, Leadership Skills


  • Completed HPP Level 2

This course will have quizzes every Monday and Q&A session presented online on the afternoons of Nov 20th,  Nov 27th, and Dec 4th with our instructor providing answers to any questions that attendees may have during each 1 week period. 

Our goal with our 3-Level Horticulture Practitioner Program is to provide valuable information for those looking to get into the field of Horticulture that will take them from newcomer to job-ready.  This program also aims to provide career advancement for those in the Horticulture field through attaining the OPA Horticulture Practitioner designation as a valuable resume asset. Each level will cover new topics or provide more depth to existing concepts, creating a strong foundation for those looking to build a career in the field of Horticulture.

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