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Holiday Poinsettia Sale Returns at CCM


After Three-Year Hiatus, Students Grow a Bumper Crop - Posted 11/15/13
After a three-year hiatus, the Landscaping and Horticulture Technology (LHT) program at County College of Morris (CCM) is resuming its annual Holiday Poinsettia Sale this year.

Deep red, pink, white and assorted variegated forms of poinsettia, both large and small, will be available. The sale takes place Tuesday, December 3, through Thursday, December 5, from noon to 5 p.m. at the LHT facility, located near Parking Lot 1, on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road.

More than 500 plants will be available ranging in price from $5 to $30. Students in the Plant Science and Plant Pest Management classes have worked with faculty and staff to produce the crop. Proceeds from the plant sale benefit the educational activities of the CCM Landscape Club.

The college was unable to offer the sale the past three years while the new LHT facility was being constructed as CCM’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified facility. Included among the facility’s sustainability features are geothermal wells, which tap into the Earth’s natural temperatures for heating and cooling; daylight harvesting lights that adjust based on the amount of natural light coming into the rooms; roof-mounted solar panels that help power the building; and a vegetated roof to increase energy efficiency. Rainwater from the sloped portions of the roof is collected in two cisterns to water plants in the greenhouses and gardens.
 

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