Agriculture

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Grow your knowledge in a variety of basic agricultural techniques. Short courses are offered through UFV Continuing Education.

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Call 1-888-823-8734 or 604-504-7441 and quote course number.

Floral Design Basics 1

Cost: $675

Develop a fundamental knowledge of flower arranging and get to know common plant names. Learn about floral tools and supplies, the care and handling of flowers, preparation and planning, and plant identification and design. Bring scissors, wire cutters, and a paring knife to the first class to make your own arrangements to take home. Flowers and supplies are included in the fee.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Coming Fall 2018 |  10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm

 

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Floral Design Basics 2

Cost: $675
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1

Acquire the skills needed to work independently on basic flower arrangements. Learn about sales, pricing, plant identification, and advanced design work. Create your own floral arrangements too. Flowers and supplies are included in the course fee.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Oct 16-Nov 19 | 80188, 10 sessions, Mons, Wed, 6:30-10 pm
No Class Oct 25, Field trip is on Sun Nov 19 and counts as last session

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Floral Design Christmas

Cost: $675
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1

Try your hand at a variety of Christmas designs. Learn about Christmas-related product information, cone identification, Christmas trees, and seasonal designs—including table centrepieces with candles, Christmas wreaths, door hangings, and one-sided arrangements. Find out about fertilizers and pesticides for house plants. Flowers and supplies are included in the course fee.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  •  Principals of Floral Design

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Nov 20-Dec 20 | 80021, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Floral Design Special Occasions

Cost: $675
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1

Learn the skills needed to decorate with a variety of materials other than flowers, and to incorporate floral and non-floral products in to an arrangement. Topics include historical background of special holidays, product information, hospital guidelines for flowers, plant identification, and designs. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Jan 8-Feb 7 | 20011, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Floral Design Sympathy and Church

Cost: $675
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1

Learn to create funeral arrangements and other church decorations. Topics include plant identification and designs such as casket sprays, funeral bouquets, wreaths, baskets, and church bouquets. Also get guidelines to make sales and process invoices. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design 

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Feb 19-Mar 26 | 20012, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm
No class March 19
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Floral Design Weddings

Cost: $675
Prerequisite: Floral Design Basics 1

Learn fundamental skills to produce wedding bouquets and arrangements. Topics include marketing, including sales and advertising, as well as plant identification and designs for all around, contemporary, and hand-tied bouquets, hair flowers, corsages, and church arrangements. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee.

Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore:

  • AIFD Guide to Floral Design
  • Principals of Floral Design 

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

April 9-May 9 | 20246, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-10 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Pesticide Applicators Certificate — Landscape

Cost: $395

Learn the laws and bylaws that regulate the use of pesticides and prepare to write the Provincial Pesticide Applicator's Certification Exam for Landscape (general). Exam is written on the last day of classes.

Purchase the following books for the first day of class from the UFV Bookstore:

  • Canadian Pesticide Education Program Applicator Core Manual, British Columbia, 2011 edition
  • Supplementary Information for Landscape Pesticide Applicator Certification, 2011 edition
  • Integrated Pest Management Manual for Landscape Pests in B.C., 2005 or 2000 edition

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Feb 19-Mar 12 | 20058, 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-9:30 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Pruning Workshop

Cost: $79

This six-hour hands-on workshop covers basic pruning techniques applicable to a wide variety of plant material. Participants work on different trees, ornamental shrubs, and a fruit tree to learn to make proper cuts. Dress for the weather and bring your own pruners, such as secateurs or loppers.

Abbotsford campus

Feb 17 | 20049, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-4 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

 

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register

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