(Rome, GA) – The Spring Plant Sale at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), an annual event that celebrates spring and the end of the cold weather, is extended to four days this year and will take place April 18-21.

Dixie Floyd of Cedartown
Dixie Floyd of Cedartown inspects plants that will be sold at GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale April 18-21.
David Warren (c) Dixie Floyd (l) Chase Bohannon (r)
David Warren (center), director of Horticulture at GNTC, goes over plant identification with Dixie Floyd (left) of Cedartown and Chase Bohannon (right) of Calhoun.
Chase Bohannon (l) Jeffrey King (c)Jessica Wakefield (r)
Chase Bohannon (left) of Calhoun, Jeffrey King (center) of Rome, and Jessica Wakefield (right) of Rome prepare the plants for GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale.
Horticulture class
GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale is sponsored by the Horticulture program (from right to left) Jessica Wakefield, Jeffrey King, David Warren, Dixie Floyd, Tyler Baker, and Chase Bohannon.

On Tuesday, April 18, the sale will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and then from Wednesday, April 19, to Thursday, April 20, the sale will last all day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The last day of the sale will be a half-day on Friday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

The sale, hosted by GNTC’s Horticulture program, was extended from two days in previous years to provide customers with additional time to make a selection. The first three days the sale will be open until 6 p.m. to give more people a chance to come by after work.

 

“We have a lot more plants this year and we have grown it all ourselves from seed or cuttings,” said David Warren, director of Horticulture at GNTC. “We have changed from last year in that we have more of a production greenhouse this year.”

 

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

 

“We will have various varieties of all the plants,” said Warren. “There are probably five or six different varieties of petunias, three or four different kinds of marigolds, and four or five kinds of tomatoes.”

 

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. Purchases may be made with cash or check.

 

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, 13,734 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,876 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,858 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.