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February 21, 2022 – IN SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL: Cuyamaca College Horticulture Center Gets a $19.4M Makeover
By Ray Huard

When Cuyamaca College’s Horticulture Center opened in 1980, the greenhouse faced the wrong way to get the best sun exposure for growing plants.

“I guess that’s because the architect thought it would fit better on the site,” said Brad Monroe, vice president of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and former coordinator of the ornamental horticulture program at the El Cajon school.

“There was nobody on site that had a horticulture background,” Monroe said. “We lived with that and we were able to establish a retail nursery and a good program that was a standout.”

The greenhouse mistake has been rectified as part of a $19.4 million renovation and expansion of the college’s horticulture center that included a new green house that is about twice the size of the original. Read More
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