Illinois Landscape Challenge Day 


This one-day event is for college students who are enrolled in horticulture programs across the state of Illinois to show their stuff. This event is sponsored by the JJC Agriculture and Horticultural Sciences Department.

When: October 2, 2010
Where: Joliet Junior College, Main Campus
Who: Students enrolled in a two- or four- year college horticulture program in Illinois.


If you are interested in sponsoring, participating, or helping out by being a judge, contact Lisa Perkins at 815/280-2387


To challenge students' skills and knowledge in the areas of:

  • paver installation
  • maintenance equipment operation
  • annual and perennial plant identification
  • woody plant identification
  • landscape plan reading and estimating
  • landscape design
  • equipment operation (skid steer)
  • arborist's skills (climbing, line throw)
  • Insect and Disease Identification
  • Plant Installation

This is also a great opportunity to:

  • get to know your fellow horticulture students
  • see what you know
  • mingle with green industry professionals at the career fair
  • have fun!

Hotels in area

Ramada Limited
1520 Commerce Lane
Joliet, IL 60431
Phone: (815) 730-1111

Hampton Inn
1521 Riverboat Center
Joliet, IL 60436
Phone: (815) 725-2424

Joliet Fairfield South
1501 Riverboat Center
Joliet, IL 60431
Phone: (815) 741-3499

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