Cerro Coso Community College

New Garden Club

Students Start New Garden Club

 

Cerro Coso has a new student club – The Garden Club! Our mission is to serve as an educational and social outlet for members to learn horticultural techniques, share information, make friends, have fun, all while helping to promote sustainability, biodiversity, and overall environmental quality. Gardening, composting, pollinator identification, and construction activities on campus are just some of the few skills and techniques we will share. We have planned a number of activities, including construction of planter boxes and setting up a garden site, rehabilitating the college’s pistachio trees, and restoring the Blue Star Memorial Cacti Garden. Long-term goals of the club are to promote food quality and security for students, and as such the club will be working closely with CCCC Hunger Free Program (Katie Bachman) and Cerro Coso’s Beta Kappa Chi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society (Profs. Christine Swiridoff & Sarah King).

The club officers are Hector Renderos (President) and Naomi O’Connor (Secretary), with Profs. Claudia Sellers and Guck Ooi as advisors. The club meets every first Friday of the month at 5:00 pm (virtually for now, via Zoom) and all students are encouraged to join. To participate, we invite you to email gardenclub@cerrocoso.edu and connect with us in Pronto using group code EUQ9CJ.