- Students in Naugatuck Valley Community College’s
Horticulture Program spent the last semester cultivating
ornamental and edible crops that they will sell from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 5-9 in the Technology Hall Greenhouse, 750
Chase Parkway, according to a release.
"The spring bedding plants fill the greenhouse this time
of year and are the outcome of sustainable production practices in the
horticulture classes," the release said.
“Interest in sustainable crop production is on the rise, throughout the
state and at the college” program coordinator Christopher Tuccio said, also in the relese.
“Students learn about an integrated pest management approach that
focuses on small preventative measures that are
sensitive to the environment.”
"Horticulture students work in teams or individually throughout the
semester to grow a particular crop, learning about the plant’s water
requirements, nutrient needs and possible complications," the release said. "Some of the
edible crops are used at the college for events, classes
and luncheons put on by the Hospitality Program.
Also in the release:
NVCC Horticulture Program is a career-oriented degree program that
leads students toward an Associate of Science in Horticulture. Upon
successful completion, students are
prepared for immediate employment within the green-industry or to move
on to a four-year institution, if desired. The program includes two
full years of study and an appropriate, supervised cooperative work
experience that places students in greenhouses,
wholesale nurseries, landscape businesses, and agricultural extension
agencies. Graduates of the program find work in a variety of
disciplines as greenhouse managers, landscape designers, pest management
supervisors, community farmers, plant propagators and
Naugatuck Valley Community College serves
Beacon Falls, Bethel,
Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Middlebury,
Naugatuck, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Oxford, Prospect,
Roxbury, Sherman, Southbury, Thomaston, Washington,
Waterbury, Watertown and Woodbury. The College is located on a 110-acre
campus at 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, Conn., and in Danbury at 183
Main Street. The College is one of 17 institutions governed by the
Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education.
Visit nv.edu for more information.
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