Nursery Landscape

This event encourages student proficiency in nursery and landscape development and practices in order to build solid, successful careers. The Nursery Landscape CDE tests participants by having them identify plant specimens according to their technical and common names, select nursery plant material and take a multiple-choice exam. The FFA members also perform hands-on activities that range from landscape estimating to interpersonal relations to nursery operation practices.


WA FFA Nursery Landscape Operations Manual 2018-2019 (from S. Lorenz 9-10-18)


From the CDE Coordinator (9/10/18):

Above is the Washington State Nursery Landscape CDE Manual for the 2018-2019 year. It includes contest dates, information on running a contest, responsibilities for the STATE CONTEST, the 3 practicums: Potting/Propagation -Written Customer Service - Verbal Customer Service; Knowledge Test; Landscape Estimation; Team Activity; Plant Identification and the scorecards for you to use when training your students. Please let me know if you see any discrepancies in the manual and I will work on getting them corrected.
Also, for those of you that attended the Nursery CDE workshop at the summer WAAE Conference and are still looking for Plant ID curriculum & Plant ID study photos, they will be available soon. I apologize for the delay, thank you for your patience. 
On another note: We really need to find a host for a February contest. Greg Knutzen had volunteered, but then realized that he has a conflict with wrestling refereeing commitments. SO, if anyone would be so kind to host a contest- please let us know! Thank you! 
I hope to see you at Hudson's Bay in November for the first contest. -Steve (Hudson’s Bay FFA)


2018 State Winning Team: Hudson's Bay, coached by S. Lorenz

2018.WA FFA State Nursery Landscape Results

2017 State Nursery Landscape Results

2016 State Nursery Landscape CDE Results

2017 State Winning Team: Cedarcrest, coached by S. Thomas

2016 State Winning Team: Sedro-Woolley White, coached by Wayne Ramsey

2015 State Team: Sedro-Woolley, coached by Wayne Ramsey


2017-2018 Schedule & Information  (per T. Brown 8/7/17)

Floral Practicums:                                                       Nursery Practicums:

Floral arrangement                                                        verbal customer relations

job interview                                                                   written customer relations

growing practices                                                          potting/propagation

making and packaging a corsage                                mechanical assessment and solution

handling a hazardous situation                                  turf/lawn assessment and solution

 **For your planning: we have changed the start time for nursery to 4pm.  There are some changes coming to both contests and I am working on updating the manuals to reflect those.  please be patient with me.

 happy summer!  Tracy