Cal Poly Annual Poinsettia Sale to Start Dec. 1

SAN LUIS OBISPO —  Cal Poly’s annual poinsettia sale, with more than 2,000 plants and dozens of varieties and colors, will kick off this weekend, Dec. 1-3, at Poly Plant Shop and will run through mid-December.

The flowering holiday plants are grown by students in the university’s Poinsettia Agriculture Enterprise Project, which begins every spring. Six students, all majoring in agricultural and environmental plant sciences, are overseeing the enterprise project: Jacob Mattlin, Allana Childs, Jonathan Briggs, Gage Willey, Killian Vendler and Cody Martinez. Horticulture unit manager Christopher Wassenberg is overseeing the project.

This year’s poinsettia project offers more than 30 cultivars, from classic reds and whites to speckled, pink, and orange varieties. Sizes range from small plants in four-inch pots to large poinsettias reaching four feet high. Prices are $5 to $55.

In addition to poinsettias, the Poly Plant Holiday Sale also features student-made wreaths, centerpieces, succulents, ornaments and gifts.

The Poly Plant Shop is located on campus off of Via Carta Road and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Take the Highland Drive entrance, turn left on Via Carta Road, and go to the top of the hill. For more information, call Poly Plant Shop at 805-756-1106 or visit www.polyplantshop.com.

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 (cafes.calpoly.edu) 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 ranch land, orchards, vineyards and forests, all of which provide the basis for CalPoly’s Learn by Doing methodology. It is the fifth-largest college of agriculture in the country, with 4,000 undergraduate students.

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

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