Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.99
Liaison Marilyn Graham
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2012
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Brunswick Community College
ER-T2-5: Sustainable Enterprise

Status Score Responsible Party
0.25 / 0.25 Dean Bennett
Director, Horticulture Technology/Turfgrass Management Technology
Professional and Technical Programs
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Does the institution have a student-run enterprise, such as a cafe, through which students gain sustainable business skills?:

A brief description of the enterprise:

"Horticulture Plant Sale - The annual plant sale began in 2009 and was the brain child of a former adjunct faculty member, Kelli Scott, who taught Greenhouse and Plant Propagation classes for the program. The students in those classes propagate, sow and plant all the crops we raise and sell. The work is 7 days a week from the beginning of February to the first week in May. We have a large group that help make this sale possible. The sale has grown in size each year and word of mouth travels more and more each year. All proceeds from the sale go back to the Horticulture and Turfgrass Management Programs at BCC. We use the money to purchase all of our supplies for the next years sale as well as various materials and instructional supplies required for the educational process. We hope we can continue the sale for years to come."

The Horticulture program students are also inviolved in the business of managing and operating the greenhouse.

Aquaculture Fish Sale - "All ornamental and prawn sales are announced through BCC's public information department and an additional post is added to the BCC Aquaculture program and Aquariology program facebook pages.

Products are sold live or whole on ice (no processing).

Aquaculture Technology students are responsible for packaging whole products and live bagging of ornamentals, as well as any measurements (length or weight) used to assign value to the products. Fish/prawn weights are done on commercially certified equipment.

All products are valued at current market rates and all monies are handled by Aquaculture staff and the BCC Business office."

The website URL where information about the sustainable enterprise is available:

Chad Gray, Center for Aquaculture And Biotechnology provided fish sale information. 2-17-2012 email

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