The purpose of the JJC Student Horticulture Association is to provide a creative, social and educational outlet for students interested in horticulture--via field trips, community service, discussions and guest speakers.
Members can look forward to monthly meetings and field trips to view rooftop gardens, the Morton Arboretum and the PLANET Student Career Days. Club members work to raise money to support their field trips. They have held ‘haunted walks’ at Halloween, tree and bulb sales and parked cars at the Chicagoland Speedway.
Club members also have participated in community service projects, such as landscape installation at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Most recently club members participated in the 2006 PLANET Student Career Days. Twenty club members attended this event in Provo, Utah. They competed against students from other two-and four- year horticulture programs in various events, such as plant/paver installation and plant and pest identification. They did a great job! Students from JJC placed 11th overall out of 54 schools.
Our meetings are every two weeks (see Calendar of Events for times) in room A-1002 at noon on Wednesdays.