Horticulture graduate, Steve Rippin, Street Scene Manager for East Devon District Council, has been awarded the Jim Furze cup for Plantsmanship.
Steve studied for the Foundation Degree in Horticulture part-time over the past four years at Bicton College achieving the award with distinction.
Steve completed the research module for his course on the levels of job satisfaction of local authority horticulture staff at East Devon Street Scene Services. He is intending to continue his horticultural studies, possibly in the direction of Garden History and the conservation of Historic Gardens.
Course tutor Ben Murrell said, ‘The ability to correctly identify and name plants is an important skill within the horticultural industry, and Bicton College with its wonderful plant collections provides the ideal place to learn.’
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