What’s that fragrance? It’s evergreen and it’s coming from Buckeye Career Center labs!


One of the things apparent as you walk through Buckeye Career Center is the unique fragrance of each lab.

Christian Elliott of Carrollton, a student in the Landscaping program, works on a Christmas wreath in the lab at Buckeye Career Center. (Submitted photo)

This month, the scent of evergreen wafts from the Landscaping and Turf Management lab as they assemble Christmas wreaths. Landscaping students learn a variety of skills: proper pruning and plant maintenance techniques, basic to complex landscape design solutions, mowing and small equipment operation and maintenance. Upon graduation these students are prepared to enter the workforce or continue their education.

Another agriculture program, which emits a pleasant aroma, is the Floral Design and Greenhouse Management lab. Each day, students are busy assembling a variety of floral arrangements ranging from small corsages to large arrangements, depending on the customer need. Fall and spring bring a flurry of activity due to homecoming and prom.

This week students were creating a multitude of live arrangements and bouquets for an upcoming wedding. Students learn everything necessary for employment in a flower shop, which includes creating, designing and assembling as well as billing and ordering all necessary supplies.

Buckeye is currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Current sophomores are encouraged to apply online at www.buckeyecareercenter.org