Cuyamaca College held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for its future ornamental horticulture complex of classrooms, laboratories and greenhouses.
The $16.7 million project will include the renovation of indoor and outdoor educational facilities and the addition of state-of-the-art greenhouses to be used by students in the college’s ornamental horticulture program. Funding comes from a 2012 Proposition V bond measure approved by local voters.
The college launched the two-year ornamental horticulture program in 1980 and its students have since taken jobs in industries like landscape architecture, turf management and floral design. The program also puts on the college’s annual Spring Garden and Butterfly Festival…[READ MORE]