FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2016

Contact: AnnMarie Cornejo
805-756-2427; ancornej@calpoly.edu

Cal Poly Seeking Entrants for Annual Community Flower Show

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly is looking for a few good gardeners — and their flowers — for the annual Community Flower Show, to be held Saturday, April 16, as part of the university’s Open House 2016.

Community members are invited to enter their flower specimens in the show. Registration for the event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 15; all entries are due between 6:30 and 8 a.m. April 16.

Contestants can enter specimens of perennials, annuals, bulbs, blooms from flowering shrubs, roses and container plants. For a full list of entry sections and classes, contact horticulture and crop science Professor Virginia Walter at vwalter@calpoly.edu.

The flower show will be held at Environmental Horticultural Science Unit (No. 48), on Via Carta at the north end of campus. The show will be open for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16.

Entries will be judged by Cal Poly students, and ribbons will be handed out to the top three entries in each class,

The Community Flower Show is sponsored by the Cal Poly Chapter of Pi Alpha Xi Horticulture Honor Society. For more information, contact Virginia Walter at 756-2897.

About Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, comprehensive polytechnic university. The university’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is comprised of expert faculty members who take pride in their ability to transform academically motivated students into innovative professionals ready to solve the complex challenges associated with feeding the world in sustainable ways. Students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories including ranchland, orchards, vineyards and forests, all of which provide the basis for Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing methodology.

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