GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale takes place April 8-11

The Spring Plant Sale at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), an annual tradition in Rome that celebrates spring and the end of the cold weather, will take place April 8-11.

On Monday, April 8, the sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and then on Tuesday, April 9, the sale will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 6 p.m.

The sale will continue on Wednesday, April 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the last day of the sale will be a half-day on Thursday, April 11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Purchases may be made with cash or check. Credit cards will not be accepted.

The sale is a way for GNTC to contribute to the community that also gives Horticulture students real-world experience.

Mark King (left) a resident of Fish Creek, Nick Barton (center) a resident of Summerville, and Justin Womack of Silver Creek inspect the geraniums that will be on sale at GNTC’s annual Spring Plant Sale, April 8-11.
Mark King (left) a resident of Fish Creek, Nick Barton (center) a resident of Summerville, and Justin Womack of Silver Creek inspect the geraniums that will be on sale at GNTC’s annual Spring Plant Sale, April 8-11.

“This is one of the best teaching tools that the program has,” said David Warren, director of Horticulture at GNTC. “The students need to be able to teach the customers about the different plants.”

Items being sold include a large selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, blooming plants, landscape shrubs and potted geraniums. The vegetables will include tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, eggplants and more.

The sale will take place at the greenhouses located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus, next to the Woodlee Building. All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Horticulture program at GNTC.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 12,785 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,499 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,286 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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