GNTC’s Horticulture program to hold Fall Mum Sale

The Horticulture program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will hold a Fall Mum Sale outside of Building L located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome Tuesday, Sept. 21, through Thursday, Sept. 23.

The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on each day.

The mums will cost $4 each and there will be a variety of colors available.

The plants are located in a fenced area outside of Building L and buyers should stop by Building L if no one is outside with the mums, said Nick Barton, director of GNTC’s Horticulture program.

“Our yellow mums are already in bloom. We have other colors as well and the buds on those are just starting to flower. They should be in full bloom in a week or two,” said Barton.

Horticulture students pose with the mums that will be on sale for $4 each at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus starting Sept. 21. (From left to right) Jennifer Clark, of Kingston; Alisha Jackson, of LaFayette; Nick Barton, director of GNTC’s Horticulture program; and Timothy Roberts, of Rome.
Horticulture students pose with the mums that will be on sale for $4 each at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus starting Sept. 21. (From left to right) Jennifer Clark, of Kingston; Alisha Jackson, of LaFayette; Nick Barton, director of GNTC’s Horticulture program; and Timothy Roberts, of Rome.

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

“The program has taught me everything I need to know; lighting, soil quality, how the business structure works and more” said Jennifer Clark, a resident of Kingston and owner of Royal Roots.

All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Horticulture program at GNTC. Purchases may be made with cash or check and credit cards are not accepted.

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 aviation, business, health, industrial or public service career paths. This past year, 11,820 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. GNTC has an annual credit enrollment of 8,591 students and an additional enrollment of 3,229 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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