Do you want to turn your green thumb into a career or contribute to the sustainability of one of the most important parts of our natural food system – the pollinator? Are you interested in a career in the fast-growing cannabis industry; want to further your skills to contribute to a more sustainable world; or have an aptitude for gathering, managing and analyzing location-based data to solve complex world challenges? Perhaps you are a passionate environmental conservationist interested in making a meaningful impact on the world or maybe you want to improve your community’s landscape?

Whether you want to…

  • help meet Canada’s demand for horticulturalists;
  • become a commercial bee keeper and meet the need for pollination services in Canada and around the world;
  • help establish an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and our highly industrialized world;
  • restore or manage disturbed ecosystems;
  • work in an environmental field or with Geographic Information Systems;
  • preserve environmental wetlands, water supplies and other natural habitats;
  • protect biodiversity in nature with a focus on sustainable growing; or
  • develop beautiful and sustainable landscapes for residential and commercial clients,

…the Niagara College (NC) School of Environment and Horticulture Studies, located at the 125-acre Niagara-on the-Lake (NOTL) campus, acts as a living lab for students. Located at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, the NOTL campus features Ontario’s largest training greenhouse, newly renovated landscape design studio and computer lab; a heated landscape workshop; 15 acres of student-restored wetlands; and is Canada’s first nationally recognized post-secondary wildlife sanctuary.

With students responsible for maintenance of the campus landscape, the School of Environment and Horticulture Studies focuses strongly on applied, hands-on learning experiences on campus and via co-op placements and work terms in addition to applied research projects. Programs are taught by expert faculty and developed to meet industry demand.