The three year apprenticeship comprised theoretical and practical studies in the field of vegetable cultivation, flower growing as well as fruit and tree cultivation. The high standard created good chances for the graduates on the job market. Participation in external competitions served as an additional incentive for the apprentices. Their products often won awards and earned recognition. Produce not required for the own consumption of the school was offered for sale on weekly markets. At times the school ran a shop on the elegant Georgstrasse in Hanover where the demand for white chrysantema was particularly high.