ben & Kaye gdns@st fagan's castle, wales
BENJAMIN ROMNEY
BYU Idaho Applied Plant Science Dept.           Office located in the
Ezra Taft Benson Building 
Room 145 
   Phone: (208) 496-4590 
If you are looking for flowers,  call 
(208) 496-4599,
the number for the flower center 

check out my blog: http://flowerprof.blogspot.com/
My web page: benromney.weebly.com

Also, please take a look at the BYU Idaho Horticulture Program blog:
byuiaps.com
byuihorticulture.weebly.com

http://byuihorticulture.blogspot.com

<<<<Ben and best friend (and wife) Kaye in the gardens around Saint Fagan's Castle                          near Cardiff, Wales, UK Dec. 2007
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COURSES THAT I TEACH:


Please click on the class to view the syllabus


Hort 230 Intro to Arch Land Des

I have taught this course both on campus, and as a travel study course in Meso-Central America, and Europe

Hort 287R Flower Center

A student run floral marketplace, housed in Benson 147


APS 398R INTERNSHIP

Experience Provider Report

for evaluating interns

APS 290 Special Problems

an independent study course that provides opportunities to receive credit for experiential learning, and practical applications

Hort 325 INTERIORSCAPING

an introduction to the business of bringing plants into the home, office, and public space

Hort 335 Flower Arranging

introduction to the basics of floral design

Hort 336 Cultural Design Influence

(newly combined from Asian and European design influence)


Hort 338R Wedding/Event Planning

The Wedding Workshops have transformed into a repeatable "Wedding and Event Planning" course

 

Hort 339 Portfolio

advancing your image

Hort 435 Advanced Floral Design

focus on retail floristry techniqe

Hort 437 Interpretive Design

focus on the art of the floral design world

 

 

Hort  436  Competition Design

focus on the industry of floral design, learning to judge quality

 

 
   
Design Workshops and Travel Experiences:

If you love to travel, you might enjoy some of the places I have been. 
 Here are photos of a few favorite places I have visited in Europe:

Travel in México and Central America
visiting growers, discovering cultural applications of plant science

Design Workshops and Seminars in México and Belize
design presentation in DF México

Travel Study in Europe
Bulgaria
Ireland, UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands

 

FIELD EXCURSION ITINERARIES (click on year to see details)
2012 Floral Field Excursion to Southern California; additional trips with similar itinerary for 2013, 14, 15
2011 Floral Excursion to San Francisco and Los Angeles Flower Markets
2010 Floral Excursion to LA Flower Market, Fashion District, San Diego Zoo...
2009 Floral Excursion to LA Flower Market
2008 Floral Field Excursion to Los Angeles Flower Market
2007 floral field excursion to SW LA, Carpinteria, San Luis Obispo, San Simeon
2006  Senior Floral Field Excursion to the Southwest
2005 floral southwest field excursion
2003 floral excursion to Canada



 

 

 

 

 

 




BYU IDAHO TRAVEL STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Think about the choices we have in life.

Where do you want to go?

Meso America Tour
Students from BYU Idaho traversed the southern part of Mexico, northeastern Guatemala, Belize, and the Yucatan Peninsula.  I was priviledged to teach
on the trip in May of 2004.

For more information about this travel opportunity, click on the the tour links above.

English Study Abroad 2012

Join us for the next Emerald and British Isles travel experience, Fall Semester 2013

British Literary Tour 2009, 2011

Kaye and I were blessed with the opportunity to travel with a group of BYU Idaho Faculty and students to visit the Emerald Isle, (Ireland) including the isle of Inishmore, North Wales and England, South Wales and Southern England, and Paris, France. In 2009 and 2011, I studied various landscape and floral design styles, and documented collections of herbs and flowers that are on display in the gardens associated with many well known literary people, such as Shakespeare, Wordsworth, WB Yeates, Hardy, and Jane Austin. The tour, the people, the culture, getting to learn with fantastic Faculty leaders and travelers, (Vaughn Waddell, Scott Samuelson, Karen and Josh Holt, Kip Hartvigsen, Darin Merril, ClydaRae Blackburn) combined with the adventure of travel to such a collection of historically significant sites is a great experience!


 

         PARTNERS OF THE AMERICAS          (COMPANEROS DE LAS AMERICAS)
                           is a service organiztion that joins the people of states in the US 
with countries and cities of 
Latino America and the Caribbean 
     IDAHO is a partner with the cities of Guayaquil and Cuenca, ECUADOR

 

 

Check out what my sons have been up to:  The Brothers of Abraham they are also producing under "Robot Farmers"

 

 

Hardiness Zone information (because anyone interested in the applications of Plant Science should want to know what hardiness zone they live in...

USDA Hardiness Zones

 


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