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Sydney Suits, landscape design undergraduate student

Mar 29, 2022

Sydney Suits: Designing a Career in Horticulture

Sydney Suits is scaling trees and designing a career spent outdoors. After an introductory course and a conversation with her then instructor, Lee Ivy, Suits discovered the world of horticulture. 

2022 HortPack team photo at National Collegiate Landscape Competition hosted at NC State.

Mar 28, 2022

HortPack Wins Third in National Landscape Competition

NC State’s HortPack won third place at the 2022 National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) held on campus last week. 

college student climbing a tree toward flag

Mar 9, 2022

Who is the HortPack?

The HortPack is a top ten national collegiate horticulture and landscaping team in NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Over spring break, NC State and the HortPack will host the 2022 National Collegiate Landscaping Competition. 

Rhett Pasour, 2020 Goodnight Scholar inductee and Horticultural Science undergraduate.

Jun 29, 2020

Pasour Pursues Passion for Plants at NC State

Graduating from Alamance High School, where he competed as a lacrosse player, Rhett Pasour is eager to begin studies in horticultural science with aspirations in ornamental plant breeding. As a recent inductee into the Goodnight Scholar program, Pasour shows an intrinsic interest to make the most this opportunity through studies, people, and experiences to become an agricultural leader and benefit others. 

North Carolina High School Landscape Competition

Feb 25, 2020

North Carolina High School Landscape Competition

First-ever North Carolina High School Landscape Competition! The inaugural event is Friday through Saturday, Feb. 27-28, NC State, 7 high schools, 4 community colleges, and a number of regional industry professionals will converge at JC Raulston Arboretum. 

Lee Ivy, Ag Institute advisor and HortPack coach

Feb 25, 2020

Ivy – Strengthening the HortPack through Competition

Lee Ivy is connecting North Carolina landscape professionals with students through high school and collegiate competitions. On Friday through Saturday, Feb. 27-28, NC State will host the inaugural North Carolina High School Landscape Competition (NCHSLC). In March, the HortPack team will compete again in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition. 

Apr 24, 2018

Horticulture Team Sixth in National Competition

The Horticulture Competition Team returned from Alamance Community College finishing 6th place out of 62 colleges and universities. 

Horticulture Competition Team at Utah NCLC

Mar 31, 2017

HortPack does ‘Plantastic’ Job at National Collegiate Landscaping Competition

The Horticulture Competition Team at NC State returned from Utah with a 7th place finish competing against 60 colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada. The 4-day event offered 15 workshops, 81 career fair booths, event briefings and competitions in 28 areas of applied horticulture. This year’s team was comprised of 22 students,…