PHS FFA Landscape Team wins second at National | Community Spirit
HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Perry High School’s FFA placed second in the nation in the Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event. Perry High’s team members are (pictured from left): Brandon Crosby, Alex Heath, Zach Holton and Zach Wilson. Also pictured are Dr. Argene Claxton, agriculture education teacher and FFA advisor, and Roger Phelps, event sponsor with STIHL Inc. from Virginia Beach, Va.
During the Nursery/Landscape competition, FFA members test their knowledge and skills in nursery practices and landscaping. Participants must complete a general knowledge exam testing horticultural principles to include plant anatomy, production, marketing, turf, landscape design and maintenance. Each participant must also complete practicums involving a landscape drawing, landscape estimating, plant propagation or potting, identification of plants, disorders and equipment.