WILMINGTON — A senior agriculture student at Wilmington College has spent this semester tending to 100 bright yellow mums as a project fostering her interest in horticulture.
Emily Harman, a senior from Versailles majoring in agronomy with a concentration in horticulture, took over growing the mums in one of WC’s greenhouses when she arrived for the fall semester in August, and now — a couple days before Homecoming — the autumn flowers are about ready to make their debut.
The project is associated with Harman’s course, Community Supported Agriculture, in which campus community members purchased “shares” and have been receiving, since early September, weekly allotments of tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, squash and other late-summer produce grown on the college farm.
Shareholders will receive mums later this month.
But, more immediately, some of the golden bounty will be planted on campus and used to brighten the college’s homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 14.