Category Archives: Horticulture Club Announcements

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  https://forms.gle/3Mju12euTKN3mEnK7 

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 hortclubnvcc@gmail.com

2022-2023 hort club membership form

 

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 klongacre@nvcc.edu for more details.

Hort club first meeting fall 2022

Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival!

Horticulture Club is proud to announce that we are participating in the 32nd Annual Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival for the first time since 2019!! We will be selling a variety of fantastic plants for your home and landscape! We will be offering a selection of Geraniums, Alternanthera, Angelonia, Begonias, Bacopas, Bidens, Bromeliads, Coleus, New Guinea Impatiens, Assorted Succulents, and Scaevola.

Contact Horticulturist Kyra Longacre (Klongacre@nvcc.edu 703-948-7754) for more information

On Campus Plant Sale!

Horticulture Club is proud to announce that we are having our annual plant sale for the first time since 2019!! We will be selling a variety of fantastic plants for your home and landscape! We will be offering a selection of Geraniums, Alternanthera, Angelonia, Begonias, Bacopas, Bidens, Bromeliads, Coleus, New Guinea Impatiens, Assorted Succulents, and Scaevola.

Contact Horticulturist Kyra Longacre (Klongacre@nvcc.edu 703-948-7754) for more information

Spring Break Horticulture Hike

Hey Guys!

We have our Horticulture field trip to River Bend park on Saturday, March 12th.

We will be meeting at the visitor center at 11:00 AM EST. The address is: 8700 Potomac Hills St, Great Falls, VA 22066

The trail we will be walking is the “Potomac Heritage Trail”. It is around a 3 to 4 mile hike, round trip, so be sure to prepare accordingly with proper footwear and water supply.

Here is a link to check it out for yourself:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend/trails

I am excited to see you all there!

 

– Eric, Horticulture Club President