There was a good balance between hands on learning and classroom training. A lot of lab time. A lot of outside, in the field time or in the greenhouses. A typical day was classroom for half to two thirds of the day and a lab or two. I was exposed to many different areas of horticulture...vegetable production, soil, greenhouses, insects, pathology, propagation, flower design, field experience with different equipment and tractors, botany and woody plants. The teachers were wonderful and truly cared about the students and the student's success. The training culture was quick paced and required 30-40 hours a week of study time for retention of material. The hardest part was trying to stay up late and read, as my eyes would get tired, but I loved learning new things everyday and made wonderful friends that will last a lifetime.