Cal Poly Annual Poinsettia Sale Starts Nov. 30

Contact: AnnMarie Cornejo

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s annual poinsettia sale, with 4,191 plants and dozens of varieties and colors, will kick off Friday, Nov. 30, and will run through mid-December at the Poly Plant Shop.

The flowering holiday plants are grown by students in the university’s Poinsettia Agriculture Enterprise Project, which begins every spring. Nine students, all majoring in agricultural and environmental plant sciences, are overseeing the enterprise project: Graeme Davis, Megan Taylor, Cameron Lilly, Daphne Rynders, Gary Gray, Kelsea Jones, Luis Munoz, Luke Peelen and Nicholas Tchan. Lecturer Susan Snyder and Unit Manager Wendy Robinson are advising the project.

This year’s poinsettia project offers many shades of red, white, pink and many other variegated varieties. Sizes range from small plants in 2-inch pots to large poinsettias reaching 3 feet high, in 10-inch pots. Prices range from $5 to $55.

The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 8, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4-7, at the Poly Plant Shop. 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. Take the Highland Drive entrance, turn left on Via Carta Road, and go to the top of the hill. For more information, call the Poly Plant Shop at 805-756-1106.

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


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