Man in short sleeved polo shirt and khakis lifts try of flowers from a table inside a nursery greenhouse.
David Warren, director of Horticulture at GNTC, inspects the pansies that are on sale through Friday, Oct. 19. Behind Warren are the poinsettias that will be ready for sale closer to the Christmas holiday.


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


The sale hours are from 8 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. On Wednesdays the sale takes place all day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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


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


The kale and pansies are located in the main Horticulture greenhouses and the mums are located in 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 with cash or check and credit cards are not 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.


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, 16,402 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,750 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 8,652 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.