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Thank you for Haunting with us!

Hello Horticulture Club!

We just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who participated in last night’s Horticulture Haunt! We wouldn’t have been able to have such an amazing night without everyone who participated, and helped with planning, set-up, and breakdown!
We had a devilishly good time last night carving pumpkins, listening to music, snacking, taking pictures at the photo booth, and dressing up in our finest costumes! In case you missed out on all the fun, here’s what happened!
  • Micheal and Zavian carved out a win in the pumpkin carving contest while Thomas and Melissa came dressed to win the costume contest!
  • The pumpkins left behind from the contest are being displayed on the wall between the horticulture head house LS 114A and the greenhouse!
  • The photos left behind from the photo booth are being displayed in the horticulture study room LS104 on the top of the bulletin board!
If you missed out on all the fun, don’t worry! We still have 4 more events in the semester that you can participate in! Two Fall Frolicks in November, the Poinsettia Plant Sale at the end of November/Beginning of December, and the Big Feild Trip at the end of the semester (which voting for is still happening at https://forms.gle/Pdi4pwrv1DMkkK8r9 vote now if you haven’t already!). Make sure you watch your emails and the Hort Club Instagram page for more details about the upcoming events!
If you took any pictures last night, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @NVCCHortClub and use the hashtag #horticulturehaunt so that we can showcase them! The photo booth is also still up in the study room, so you can stop by and take your own spooky selfies to be a part of the fun!
Have a hauntingly good weekend! And we’ll see each other again soon!

Horticulture Club Updates- October

Now that it’s officially October, we hope you are excited about the upcoming Horticulture Haunt Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest on October 20th from 4:30 to 6:30 in LS 102! Materials will be provided to club members with no fee, but if you have a friend who would like to participate but isn’t a member, they can purchase materials for $5. Snacks and drinks will be provided!
Non-club members also have the option of becoming members prior to the event in order to forego the materials fee by filling out the following form and submitting it according to the directions on the form.
We are also having a member’s meeting on Thursday, October 13th from 5 pm to 6 pm in LS 102 to get ready for the upcoming event. In this meeting, we will be going over logistics as well as creating decorations. We would appreciate any and all help during this meeting so that we can ensure an amazing time the following Thursday!
You can participate in Horticulture Haunt by attending in person on October 20th, by dropping off your pumpkins at LS 103 on October 20th before 6:00 pm, or by stopping by LS 103 in costume to take a photo to participate in judging for the costume contest before 6:00 pm. Judging for both the pumpkin carving and costume contest begins at 6:00 pm. 
 
Prizes for both the Carving and Costume Contests are as follows: 
1st Place: $25 VISA Gift Card 
2nd Place: $10 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place: $5 Starbucks Gift Card
 
If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP using the following google form so that we can get an accurate headcount for all the needed materials. https://forms.gle/25tgVFRxZ2YdEa5C8
Contact Horticulturist and Club Treasurer Kyra Longacre at klongacre@nvcc.edu 7039487754 or at LS 103 for additional details
Also if you haven’t already, please take the time to fill out the interest survey for the end of the plant sale field trip so that we may begin planning a cool trip to celebrate all of our members and all of the hard work that they do! https://forms.gle/UX7Ms8dxLNsikZQ49

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