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)
2019 State Winning Team: Cedarcrest, coached by S. Thomas
2018 State Winning Team: Hudson's Bay, coached by S. Lorenz
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