Friday, December 03, 2010

[228] MTSU Student-Grown Poinsettias Are For Sale

Release date: Dec. 2, 2010

News & Public Affairs contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or
School of Agriscience contact: Dr. Nate Phillips, 615-494-8985

MTSU Student-Grown Poinsettias Are for Sale

(MURFREESBORO) — The MTSU Plant and Soil Science Club’s annual poinsettia sale is under way, said club adviser Dr. Nate Phillips, assistant professor in the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience.
Open to the public and the MTSU community, the sale is being held in the MTSU Horticulture Center across Blue Raider Drive from the Tennessee Livestock Center. Hours for the sale Friday will be from 3 to 6 p.m., with prices ranging from $2.50 to $12.
“The students have been growing poinsettias through the fall semester,” Phillips said, adding that several hundred of the holiday plants remain for sale. “Take advantage of great prices on locally grown poinsettias while helping students in the Plant and Soil Science Club.”
Phillips said “delicious homemade fudge” also would be for sale.
Dates and times for the poinsettia sale for the week of Dec. 6-10 have yet to be set because Phillips does not know when the students will be available to work.
For more information, call 615-898-2523.

Media welcomed.

Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution located in Murfreesboro and is the state’s largest public undergraduate institution. MTSU now boasts one of the nation’s first master’s degree programs in horse science, and the Council of Graduate Schools in Washington, D.C., acclaims MTSU’s Master of Science in Professional Science degree — the only one in Tennessee — as a model program. This fall, MTSU unveiled three new doctoral degrees in the sciences.

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