US (GA): Horti program growing at GNTC’s Rome Campus

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The Horticulture program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is cultivating the next generation of landscapers, greenhouse owners, and floral shop managers.

GNTC’s program offers a degree, diploma, or certificate and is offered on the Floyd County Campus in Rome.

“We have a diverse range of students,” said Nick Barton, program director and instructor of Horticulture at GNTC. “Some students come here straight from high school. Others pursue a different career path.”

Barton said he estimates the oldest student to take Horticulture classes at GNTC was in her 70s.

“Some students want to learn to be self-sufficient by growing their own food,” Barton said. “As food prices climb, being able to grow food can make a difference in the grocery bill.”


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