March Club Meeting!

Tuesday, March 21st, 4:00PM-5:00PM

Horticulture Department Room 101 (Lab)

Hello everyone!

The OCC Horticulture club had a very successful Coast Day! If you were able to visit our booth in the quad, you might have noticed some of the items we were selling to raise funds, such as our gorgeous bamboo planters! Some of you might have missed out on these, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Our next club meeting is coming up on Tuesday, March 21st, from 4:00PM-5:00PM in Horticulture Room #101, and we have a wonderful activity planned for you! We will have supplies on hand for you to make your very own bamboo succulent planter using giant timber bamboo from the department! If you wish to bring your own succulents, please do!

At the meeting, we will also discuss our plans for the rest of the semester, including upcoming officer elections! If you are interested in leading this amazing group of students next year, we’d love to hear from you!

We’ll see you there!

 

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Reminder: Pumpkin Planter Meeting

Thursday, October 20th, 3:30PM

Horticulture Department Rm101

Hello everyone!

Quick reminder! Today, October 20th, at 3:30PM, is our pumpkin planter club meeting in Hort Rm#101. As we said before, please bring your own pumpkin if you’re able, but in the circumstance that you are not able to, we have a limited stock available. Please let us know beforehand if you’d like one.

Also, please come ready to get your hands dirty. Pumpkin carving and planting can get messy! There will be snacks for attendees at the meeting, but if you feel like bringing something to share with everyone, please feel free to.

We’ll see you there!

Club Garden Plot Planting

Saturday, October 8th, 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Horticulture Garden Lab

Hello everyone!

 

We are well into the semester and we are starting to reboot our garden plot! Last semester we had many wonderful volunteers help us plant, care for, and harvest vegetables that we donated to the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. At the end of the spring semester we donated a total of 226 pounds of veggies! Over the summer we donated another 260 pounds of watermelon. Combined, the club donated a whopping total of 486 pounds of food to the soup kitchen!

 

If you are interested in helping make someone’s day brighter through home grown food, please come join us this weekend as we begin our fall vegetable garden. We will be planting vegetables this Saturday, October 8th, from 10:00AM – 2:00PM at the horticulture community garden plots and garden lab, just outside the Technology Center parking lot. (Attached is a map if you are unfamiliar with the area.)

 

We will be planting cool season vegetables both from seed and from seedlings. This event is open to beginners and experts alike! We will be discussing the basics of caring for a garden and performing guided demonstrations as we plant. There will be a sign up sheet for a watering schedule on site. We will need a few dedicated volunteers who can stop by during the weeks ahead and water our growing garden.

 

If you cannot attend this planting session but wish to help by watering or weeding, please send us an email! While we love having an abundance of volunteers, we do need to make sure we are not overwatering our garden. There will be a log sheet posted at the garden plot to help track watering and care.

 

Reminder: 

Please dress appropriately; close toed shoes and pants that can get dirty! Gloves are recommended but will be provided upon request. Tools will be available on site. It may be hot so please bring water.

 

We hope to see you this Saturday!

Upcoming events to remember:

Fall Plant Sale (October 7th, 10AM – 3PM, Horticulture Department)

Garden Planting (October 8th, 10AM – 2PM, Garden Lab)

October Club Meeting (October 20th, 3:30PM-5:30PM, Horticulture 101)

Community Science Night (October 21st, 6PM-9PM, Horticulture 101)

        Note: We will be accepting Lavender Cookie donations during the week of the 21st.

Coast Day (October 25th, 10AM-2PM, Quad)

 

Fall Plant Sale Volunteers Needed!

Friday, October 7th, 10:00AM-3:00PM

The Horticulture Gardens

Hello everyone!

As we move away from Summer and into the Fall, the horticulture department is preparing for the oncoming rush of events that will take place next month.

The first of which will be the upcoming Fall Plant Sale on Friday, October 7th, from 10:00AM to 3:00PM in the horticulture gardens. We will have a variety of seasonal vegetables and plants, including cacti and succulents for sale. For those interested in purchases, come early and get your first choice!

That being said, our club is looking for volunteers to help out during the sale. We could use some people on the sales floor to guide customers, make suggestions to those interested, and provide any assistance to those in need of it. We will also need volunteers to help set up the display tables and plant labels, as well as sporadic maintenance of the displays during the sale. Our department will begin setting up at 9:30AM, and open the gates to the public at 10:00AM. Feel free to give us any chunk of time you may have in your schedule. It is not necessary to stay for the entire duration of the event.

Please come dressed in appropriate attire, including closed-toe shoes. A horticulture department shirt is recommended, which can be purchased through the department on the day of the sale or before, if you’re interested.

We’ll see you there!