SGTC Horticulture students celebrate Earth Day

Published 8:22 am Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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   South Georgia Technical College Horticulture students and instructor Brandon Gross celebrated Earth Day by planting a tree on the SGTC Americus campus.  World Earth Day is an annual event observed across the globe to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

   Earth Day reminds the world about the importance of environment conservation and sustainability, encouraging individuals to come together and take action for a healthier planet and brighter future.  It has been celebrated for over 50 years.

    SGTC horticulture students Kyle Davis and Lisa Sellers assisted in planning a Japanese Maple tree, which is knows as Momiji in Japanese.  This tree represents peace, balance, and serenity.  The tree’s Japanese name, kito, translates to “a state of peace.”

   The SGTC Horticulture program features short-term technical certificate of credit opportunities along with diploma and an associate of applied science degree.  Specializations include: Greenhouse Management, Landscape Installation, Nursery Production and Management, Small Scale Food Production, Horticulture Business Management, Turfgrass Management, Small Engine Repair and Maintenance.  Classes also expose students to Pest Management, plant identification, and more.

   Individuals interested in learning more about the SGTC Horticulture program can contact instructor Brandon Gross at or 229-931-2705.

   SGTC is currently accepting applications for Summer and Fall semester.  Summer classes begin May 23 and will conclude by July 31.  Students can apply on line at and click on Apply Now.  Financial aid is available.  Registration days for summer semester are set for April 23 and May 21.  Fall semester registration is scheduled for July 23 and August 13.  Fall classes begin August 15.