GNTC Hor­ti­cul­ture pro­gram holds Fall Plant Sale

Small Fall Plant Sale will give hor­ti­cul­ture stu­dents real ex­pe­ri­ence.

Rome News-Tribune - - FRONT PAGE - Staff re­ports

The Hor­ti­cul­ture pro­gram at Ge­or­gia North­west­ern Tech­ni­cal Col­lege is hold­ing a small Fall Plant Sale at the green­houses and Build­ing L lo­cated across from its Floyd County Cam­pus in Rome through Fri­day, Oct. 12.

The sale hours are from 8 a.m. to noon on Mon­day, Tues­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day. On Wed­nes­day the sale will take place all day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fall plants be­ing sold in­clude flow­er­ing kale, pan­sies and mums. Flow­er­ing kale plants cost $2 each and the pan­sies cost $11 for a flat of 36 plants. Mums are avail­able at $5 each.

Kale and pan­sies will be lo­cated in the main Hor­ti­cul­ture green­houses while mums will be sold from a fenced area across from Build­ing L. Buy­ers should stop by Build­ing L first, said David War­ren, di­rec­tor of GNTC’s Hor­ti­cul­ture pro­gram.

Pur­chases may be made us­ing cash or check only. Credit and debit cards will not be ac­cepted.

War­ren says that be­fore the year is over the Hor­ti­cul­ture pro­gram plans to have a poin­set­tia sale around Christ­mas.

“The poin­set­tias should be ready prob­a­bly the week af­ter thanks­giv­ing,” said War­ren.

All pro­ceeds from the plant sale will ben­e­fit the Hor­ti­cul­ture pro­gram at GNTC. The sale is a way for GNTC to con­trib­ute to the com­mu­nity that also gives Hor­ti­cul­ture stu­dents real- world ex­pe­ri­ence.

The sale will con­tinue un­til Oct. 12 or un­til the plants are sold out.


David War­ren, di­rec­tor of Hor­ti­cul­ture at GNTC, in­spects the pan­sies that are on sale through Fri­day, Oct. 12. Be­hind War­ren are the poin­set­tias that will be ready for sale closer to the Christ­mas hol­i­day.

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