TCC Horticulture Students Showcase Harvest at Annual Plant Sale

Community invited to purchase flowers, bulbs, vegetables and more
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6
WHERE: Northwest Campus (4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth; aviation hangar)
FORT WORTH, Texas (March 28, 2016) – Tarrant County College horticulture students will showcase more than 50 varieties of flowers, bulbs, vegetables and herbs during the program’s annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6.
Open to the community, the sale will be held at the Northwest Campus aviation hangar (4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth) and will feature flowering annuals and perennials including impatiens, begonias, snapdragons and petunias; foliage plants such as coleus; vegetables including peppers and heirloom tomatoes; and herbs such as basil, oregano and thyme. Students cultivated all items as part of their coursework in the Horticulture Program.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the College and community to get beautiful plants and fresh vegetables at below-retail prices—and support the next generation of horticulture professionals at the same time,” said David Bulpitt, coordinator of the Horticulture Program.
Most items range from $1.50 to $6. Cash and checks will be accepted. Proceeds help horticulture students cover the cost of field trips and Horticulture Club projects.
The Horticulture Program is taught at Northwest Campus, which features on-site greenhouses, gardens and a vineyard. Students learn greenhouse operation and management; landscape design, installation and maintenance; nursery and retail garden center operation and management; soil science; and pest control. Day and evening classes are available. Students can earn a certificate of completion or an associate degree and get the foundation for continuing their studies at a university. Horticulture courses also are offered for personal enrichment.