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PTK’s Live and Learn Greenhouse Has a Bumper Crop This Season

October 2021
  • PTK student and Live and Learn Greenhouse volunteer Corinne Marquardt.
    PTK student and Greenhouse volunteer Corinne Marquardt tends to the plants in the greenhouse.
  • PTK student and Greenhouse Manager Tabitha Leber.
    PTK student and Greenhouse Manager Tabitha Lrber
  • PTK student and Greenhouse volunteer Lucas Sicard waters the plants in the greenhouse.
    PTK student and Greenhouse volunteer Lucas Sicard waters the plants in the greenhouse
  • From left: PTK students Corinne Marquardt, Tabitha Leber and Lucas Sicard are dedicated volunteers at the greenhouse.
    From left: PTK students Corinne Marquardt, Tabitha Leber and Lucas Sicard are dedicated volunteers at the Live and Learn Greenhouse.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) students are continually tending to a variety of vegetables and plants that are already producing a bumper crop at the PTK Live and Learn Greenhouse.

Everything edible that is grown, is then donated to the HomePlate Food Pantry and Resource Center.

The PTK Live & Learn Greenhouse opened in July 2017 to connect people and the natural environment, and create a resource of healthy, nutrient-rich food for the Quinsigamond Community College community.

“The PTK Live and Learn Greenhouse is a hidden gem on our campus. Our students learn so much about the value of growing their own food. By donating what is grown, they are also seeing first-hand the benefits of their hard work, which is helping their fellow students,” said Bonnie Coleman, manager for Student Resources.

Beginning on November 1 - December 24, PTK will host its annual Poinsettia Sale, with proceeds benefiting the PTK Live and Learn Greenhouse.

Sizes and colors range from:

  • 4.5 ROUND POTS $5.00
    • Burgundy
    • Princettia White
    • Red
    • White
  • 6.5 ROUND POTS $12.00
    • Marble
    • Merlot
    • Princettia White
    • Red
    • White
  • 7.5 ROUND POTS $20.00
    • Marble
    • Maroon
    • Pink & White
    • Red
    • Red & White
    • White
  • 8.5 ROUND POTS $25.00
    • Red
    • Red & White
    • White
  • 12” POINSETTIA BOWLS W/IVY $28.00
    • Burgundy & White
    • Red & White
  • 6.5 Cactus $18.00
    • Red
    • White
    • Pink

Plants are available for pick-up beginning November 29. Pre-orders are currently being accepted. Email Ms. Coleman at bcoleman [at] qcc.mass.edu for more information.

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