GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale continues April 7-8

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

The Spring Plant Sale at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), an annual tradition in Rome, will continue April 7-8.

On Tuesday, April 6, the sale began at 8:30 a.m. and ended at 6 p.m. The sale will continue on Wednesday, April 7, to Thursday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Purchases may be made with cash or check.

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

“We grew more ferns than ever, but I think they were gone by noon,” said David Warren, program director and instructor of Horticulture at GNTC. “It is first-come, first-serve.”

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

Alma and David Morgan (standing on the left) purchase flowers and vegetables from GNTC Horticulture student Amy Crawford (right) during GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale on Tuesday, April 6.

The sale is taking 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. For health and safety precautions, social distancing guidelines will be in effect and employees, students and guests are asked to wear protective face coverings.

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, 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.