ATU Poinsettia Sale Set for Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Students from the Arkansas Tech University Department of Agriculture will put their fall 2017 semester work on display during a poinsettia sale at the ATU Greenhouses on Thursday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 1.

Poinsettias will be available for purchase from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Proceeds from the sale will be used by the ATU Department of Agriculture to purchase greenhouse plants and supplies.

Dr. Jim Collins, horticulturist, is teaching the upper-level floriculture class that grew the plants as a part-time instructor. He retired following a 34-year career on the full-time faculty at ATU in May 2017.

“Along with our usual reds, whites and pinks, we also have several newer cultivars, including the speckled Jingle Bells and the Winter Rose,” said Collins. “This year we’ll once again have painted and glittered plants…turquoise, yellow, blue, fuchsia, lilac and dark rose.”

The Arkansas Tech Greenhouses are located on the north end of the Russellville campus near the ATU Facilities Management offices. There will be signs on the days of the sale to direct shoppers to the greenhouses.

For more information about the poinsettia sale, call (479) 968-0251.

Learn more about the ATU Department of Agriculture.

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