Hort Students Explore Careers, Plant Species in Field Trips

Fred S. Barberra (in jacket) and Daniel A. Endy (in orange vest) lead students on a Valley Crest tour.

From left, Nicholas D. Foreman, of Rockwood; Jonathan L. Rishel, of Milton; and Tyler J. Fatzinger, of Catasaqua, enjoy the unique stone couch and chair at Chanticleer Gardens. Foreman and Fatzinger are enrolled in ornamental horticulture: landscape technology emphasis; Rishel majors in ornamental horticulture: plant production emphasis.

Dennis P. Skinner, assistant professor horticulture (in green jacket), imparts wisdom to a group of students at Scott Arboretum.

Twenty-one members of Penn College’s Horticulture Club and faculty members Carl J. Bower Jr. and Dennis P. Skinner visited Valley Crest landscape company, Norristown; Chanticleer Gardens, Wayne; and Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, on Oct. 30. At Valley Crest, the students got to tour operations and learn more about a commercial landscape company. The group spoke to designer Fred S. Barberra and 2012 ornamental horticulture: landscape technology emphasis graduate Daniel A. Endy, who works for Valley Crest as a field operations manager. Students toured the grounds at Chanticleer Gardens and Scott Arboretum, studying many new plants in many innovative settings.
Photos by Carl J. Bower Jr., horticulture instructor