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Thursday, December 18, 2003

A three-unit class that teaches turf culture and management techniques will be offered this spring by Orange Coast College's Ornamental Horticulture Department.

Spring semester classes begin on Monday, Feb. 2.

Listed as Ornamental Horticulture 188 in OCC's schedule, the class meets Monday evenings, from 5-10:25 p.m.

The course teaches techniques for maintenance and management of turf grasses for golf courses, parks, playing fields and home lawns. Students will learn to identify a variety of grasses. The course is fully transferable to the California State University system.

The class will be taught by John Lenanton, head of OCC's Ornamental Horticulture Department. A native of England, Lenanton earned a diploma in horticulture from Culham College, Oxfordshire. He was head of the horticulture department at Regis School in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton Staffordshire from 1959 through 1968.

Lenanton immigrated to the U.S. in 1968 and completed B.S. and M.S. degrees in ornamental horticulture at UC Davis. He joined OCC's faculty in 1970.

Spring registration is under way, and registration appointments are available in OCC's Admissions Office. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

OCC's spring enrollment fees are $18 per unit. The spring schedule is listed on the college's Internet web page ( The printed schedule is available in the Admissions Office.

For spring registration information, phone (714) 432-5072.