Horticulture is the art, science and technology used to produce fruits, nuts, vegetables, flowers, trees, shrubs and turfgrass for food and beautification of the environment. The horticulture industry in Ohio is an economically important, highly diversified industry, with a high demand for individuals seeking careers. The JHS Horticulture Program introduces students to various aspects of the profession by providing knowledge and technical skills including research opportunities. Core focus areas include Plant Science, Greenhouse and Nursery Management, Landscape Systems Management, Landscape Hardscapes, Turf Science and Management, and an Agricultural and Environmental Systems Capstone. Business, Leadership, and Communication Skills are developed to prepare students to be college and career ready.