GNTC’s Horticulture Program To Hold Christmas Poinsettia Sale Nov. 27-Dec. 6

Monday, November 27, 2017
Horticulture students pose in front of the poinsettias that are on sale for $4 each at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus. Front row (from left to right): Nick Barton, Deshaun Rozier, Morgan Lathem, Mark King, Terra Coontz and John Tarvin. Back row (from left to right): Lane Strickland, Rachel Barden, Shannon Bryant and Jeffery King.
Horticulture students pose in front of the poinsettias that are on sale for $4 each at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus. Front row (from left to right): Nick Barton, Deshaun Rozier, Morgan Lathem, Mark King, Terra Coontz and John Tarvin. Back row (from left to right): Lane Strickland, Rachel Barden, Shannon Bryant and Jeffery King.
The Horticulture program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College will hold a Christmas poinsettia sale at the greenhouses and Building L, across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome, Monday, Nov. 27, through Wednesday, Dec. 6.
 
The sale will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 
 
The sale will continue until Dec. 6 or until the plants are sold out. The poinsettias will cost $4 each.
 
The plants will be located in the main Horticulture greenhouses, but buyers should stop by Building L first, said David Warren, director of GNTC’s Horticulture program.

 
“I wanted my students to grow and sell poinsettias since they are a very popular traditional symbol of Christmas,” said Warren.
 
All proceeds from the Poinsettia Sale will benefit the Horticulture program at GNTC. Purchases may be made with cash or check.


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