The practicum complements classroom work through hands-on training in the garden. Work alongside garden staff practicing gardening techniques, usually beginning with a demonstration and instruction. Activities include propagation, transplanting, tree care, pruning, dividing, and planting, cultivation, and maintenance of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. Students need to complete 15 hours of work scheduled on Saturdays and/or weekdays, usually Wednesday or Thursday throughout the year. Required for Certification. Students may sign up for either the fall or spring term. Good for one year from registration date.