Published on 01/22/04

Greenhouse workshops March 18-20 in Lawrenceville

University of Georgia

Commercial and amateur greenhouse growers can learn how to propagate the best of the best Georgia landscape plants at Gwinnett Technical College March 20 in Lawrenceville, Ga.

The propagation school will be the final of three days of greenhouse workshops. A two-day program March 18-19 is designed for people interested in getting into the greenhouse business.

The final day, Saturday, includes sessions by University of Georgia scientists and industry experts on the scientific background of plant propagation.

The hands-on afternoon sessions will show how to propagate the Georgia Gold Medal winners. Attenders can take home a load of cuttings and seeds.

Greenhouse school

Sessions Thursday and Friday will show how to size up the risks involved in the greenhouse business and learn industry norms. Through lectures and hands-on activities, attenders will learn about everything from choosing greenhouses and sites to scheduling and growing crops to managing and marketing the business.

The early deadline to sign up for either workshop is March 1. After then, fees increase by $20. The early fee is $105 for the "Getting Started" school and $195 for the plant propagation school.

The fees cover refreshments, lunches, extensive printed materials and plants, seeds, containers, etc., for the hands-on workshops.

For registration or other information, call the UGA Continuing Education office in Griffin, Ga., at (770) 229-3477.

Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.