First Fall Horticulture Club Meeting- A Successful Start to a Great Year!

Thank you to all that attended the first NVCC Horticulture Club meeting of the 2022-2023 School Year!

During this meeting, we voted for new club officers, settled dates for upcoming events throughout the semester, and had a great plant giveaway.

Your new club officers are:

Emily Allma- Co-President
Melissa Whistleman- Co-President
Cherica Ibarra- Vice President
Kyra Longacre- Treasurer
Megan Callihan- Secretary

Please make sure to give them a warm welcome and your support as they grow into their roles.

The events outlined by the club in the first meeting are as follows:

Horticulture Haunt: Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest Thursday, October 20th, 2022 4:30-6:30pm LS 102
-Come by to Carve your best pumpkin or drop off your submission prior to the meeting
-Winner of the Carving and Costume Contest will be voted on by club members via google form that will be sent out following the meeting
-Winners from each contest will receive an amazingly haunted Horticulture Prize

Fall Color Frolicks: November Hikes to view the amazing splendor of our area celebrating the change of the seasons
Monday, November 7th, 10am Bear’s Den Scenic Overlook Hike Bluemont, VA
Monday, November 14th, 10am Hemlock Overlook Hike Clifton, VA
Keep an eye out on your inbox or the Horticulture Blog for more details to come including meeting locations.

December Big Fat Feild Trip: A field trip paid for by the horticulture club to a place or event of interest as a celebration of the successful completion of the Fall Poinsettia Sale
Saturday, December 3rd, or Sunday, December 4th All Day location to be determined through Club Member Voting
Voting Form 

If you missed the first Fall meeting, but would still like to be a member of NVCC’s Horticulture Club, please fill out the following form in its entirety and email it to

2022-2023 hort club membership form


Nature Journaling- Virtual Event

Thursday September 22nd

11 a.m. to noon

Virtual, Zoom

Calling all nature lovers once again! Nature journaling is a great way to relax, be in the present moment and practice your drawing skills. Join fellow nature enthusiast Emily Yeatts via zoom on Thursday, September 22, from 11 a.m. to noon to learn nature journaling techniques, find a specimen to observe and make your first journal entry. Go to the OnTheSquareVA website for the zoom information. This class will be available to the first 100 people who join. Make sure to have a clean piece of paper or your favorite sketchbook and a pencil/pen.


Part-Time Positions at Lake Ridge Nursery

Live in the Woodbridge or Lake Ridge area? Lake Ridge Nursery is a family-owned small business. They are hiring for part-time positions for the upcoming fall season.

-able to lift 50 lbs minimum
-able to work weekends and holidays
-able to work outside
-good customer service

Starting pay is $11. No prior experience is necessary. Positions are seasonal.

Applications can be downloaded from our website at
Applications must be submitted in person.
Questions can be answered at 703-590-0178

Address: 3705 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge VA 22192

Horticulture Club First Meeting!

Horticulture Club is having its first meeting for the 2022-2023 school year! This meeting will include officer elections, social activities, food, drinks, and a free plant raffle of propagules from the greenhouse!

For more information about the club’s first meeting of the year, please contact Horticulturist Kyra Longacre in LS 103 or at for more details.

Hort club first meeting fall 2022

Farm Apprenticeships- Oak Spring Garden Foundation Biocultural Conservation Farm

Do you have a passion for food production? Did this summer’s HRT 134 Food Production course start a passion you’ve yet to professionally explore? Well if so, Oak Spring Garden Foundation has the opportunity for you! Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s Biocultural Conservation Farm is now accepting applications for two (yes that’s right TWO!) full-time seasonal farm apprentices! This could be your opportunity to satiate an educational hunger while feeding others! This position is also eligible for HRT 297 Cooperative Education Credits, so if you’re still looking for something to fulfill this graduation requirement, look no further!

BCCF 2023 Farm Apprenticeships Description

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Garden Specialist- Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Want to work at one of NVCC Horticulture’s favorite local botanical gardens? Well now’s your chance! Meadowlark Botanical Gardens located in Vienna, VA is looking to hire a Garen Specialist! Many Horticulture Department Alumni have grown their careers here, and you could be next!

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Part-Time Junior Landscape Designer- Native Pant Landscape Design

This one’s for you Landscape Design specialization students! Native Plant Landscape Design is looking for a new hourly Part-time Junior Landscape Designer! So if you have a passion for native plants and design work, make sure you apply! This position can be utilized for your HRT 297 Cooperative Internship credit!

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Part-Time Gardener- Green Spring Gardens

Are you looking for a part-time opportunity to grow your horticultural knowledge? Are you looking to work with some of the best in the business? Green Spring Gardens is hiring a part-time gardener and this position could make your educational dreams come true! This position can be used for HRT 297 Cooperated Education requirements as well as working under the direction of NVCC Horticulture Technology and Landscape Design alumni turned Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Resource Manager, Adam Bucher!

Green Spring_Part-time Gardener

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