First Club Meeting!

Thursday, September 15th, 3:30PM

The Horticulture Department, Rm#101

Hello everyone!

We saw many new faces (and some familiar ones) at Club Rush the other day. Thank you for coming out and showing your support!

As we mentioned at the booth, our first club meeting is sooner than you think! On Thursday, September 15th, at 3:30PM (that’s tomorrow) in the horticulture department, room #101, we’re going to host a meet and greet with our interested members, club executives, and volunteers. The club will be meeting until 4:30pm. There will be snacks for us to munch on while we all get the chance to meet one another and talk about our plans for the semester, including, but not limited to…

– our community garden plot

– our ideas for coast day

– current volunteer opportunities

– our involvement in the spring garden show

That last one is a big one! Some of you may remember our entry into the spring garden show back in 2014. We came out on top and brought a ribbon back to the department with us. Well, we took a break from the competition, but we are considering coming back for the show in 2017. Our decision to be involved depends on our volunteers!

We want to have an open discussion about bringing together a group of volunteers that are interested in pitching design ideas for the show, and figure out who is game to put in the time to build the garden when the time comes! This will be an enormous opportunity to show us what you got! We encourage anyone, whether or not you have experience in this sort of thing, to come forward if you are ready to be apart of this effort.

We’ll see you there!


Welcome Back!

Friday, September 9th, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

The Horticulture Department

Hello everyone!

Welcome back! We are digging into the second week of the Fall semester and just getting started. We hope you had a good summer, but it’s time to switch gears and get into the mix of things. As always, everyone here in the horticulture department is hitting the ground running.

For those of you that are interested in getting involved with our department, we have a volunteer opportunity coming up in a couple of days. As many of you know, this is that period of time where we get incredibly busy getting our poinsettias ready for our sale later in December. With that said, we would like to see some volunteers on Friday, September 9th, from 10:00AM – 4:00PM in our department, ready to help us get their hands dirty and help us out with a massive load of poinsettias that need to be prepared and planted. You can show up any time during this working period and may donate as much or as little time as you are willing.

If you’re not well versed in our poinsettia preparation, do not feel intimidated! We are here to guide anyone interested in lending a hand! There is plenty of work to go around and we are trying to make Friday our last haul. In the scenario that the load is too overwhelming for our volunteers, we may continue on Saturday, September 10th, but that is pending, so stay tuned.

Please come ready to work. Dress appropriately. We ask that you avoid open-toed shoes for your safety. We will provide lunch for our volunteers, but feel free to bring something for yourself or to share with others!

We’ll see you there!

Reminder: Upcoming Harvest Date

Wednesday, May 18th, 1:00PM-5:00PM

The Community Gardens at OCC

Hello everyone!

Just a quick reminder! The horticulture club will be out harvesting vegetables from the club garden plot tomorrow, May 18th, from 1:00PM – 5:00PM at the community garden plots. If you plan to come and help out, please come dressed appropriately to work, and bring water. We’ll provide all necessary tools to work in the garden.

We’ll see you there!


Upcoming Harvest Date

Wednesday, May 18th, 1:00PM-5:00PM

The Community Gardens

Hello everyone!

The horticulture club garden plot is looking lively, and we are now approaching a third harvest date. The club will be out on Wednesday, May 18th, from 1:00PM – 5:00PM in the community garden plots. If you’d like to come by and help us out, let us know! Please come ready to work. Dress appropriately for the weather. We will provide the necessary tools but gardening gloves should be brought from home if you want them.

This will be our final harvest date for the spring semester, but that does not mean that our work in the garden is finished. We will continue to keep the plot going throughout the summer, with the help of our dedicated volunteer base. For those of you that are interested in keeping up and putting some time in after the semester, let us know through email or our facebook page. We would love to see more of our club members out in the dirt with us!

We’ll see you there!