By David McKinney
CSU’s Horticulture Club, established in the 1920’s, is a student organization dedicated to giving members hands-on experience and providing an inside look into the industry. Open to all majors, Hort Club encourages students to engage in opportunities to broaden their knowledge of plant science, including cultivating plants to sell in the University’s Plant Growth Facilities. Last fall, the club held a backpacking trip, and traveled to the Western Slope for a farm tour organized by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. The club sent its MACHS (Mid-American Collegiate Horticultural Society) plant identification and judging team to Northwest Missouri State University to compete in October, where the team placed second. This semester, they will travel to Denver to visit the Home and Garden Show and the Denver Botanic Gardens on February 11th. The club will have its first plant sale of the year on February 10th, in the Lory Student Center flea market.