Reminder: November Club Meeting

Tuesday, November 24th, 5:00PM

Horticulture Department

Hello everyone!

We wanted to remind you that our November club meeting is tomorrow, November 24th, at 5:00PM in Hort Rm#102. There will be a short announcement at the start of the meeting, followed by our screening of Chinatown at 5:15PM. In a previous email, we wrote it would start at 7:15, but that was a typo. Please take note!

There will be popcorn, candy, lemonade, and hot chocolate on hand for the screening, but feel free to bring something to contribute to the spread.

We’ll see you there!

November Club Meeting!

Tuesday, November 24th, 5:00PM

Horticulture Department

Hello everyone!

We are excited to announce our November club meeting coming up next week! We’ll be hosting a special viewing of Chinatown on Tuesday, November 24th, at 5:00PM in Hort Rm#102. With the weather getting cold in our part of town, it’ll be nice to spend time inside for a movie and enjoy some of the snacks we’ll have on hand for the night.

We’ll have popcorn, candy, lemonade, and hot chocolate on hand, but feel free to bring snacks for yourself and our guests if you’re in the giving spirit. The screening will begin at 5:15, after a discussion on what will be happening in the horticulture department throughout the rest of the semester.

We’ll see you there!

2020 Master Plan Meeting Tonight

Monday, November 2nd, 6:00PM

1370 Adams Ave. Costa Mesa CA, 92626

The Board of Trustees will be holding a special meeting to approve the final Environmental Impact Report for the 2020 Master Plan. The plan calls for a student housing pad to be built where the garden lab and the arboretum are currently located. A similar thing happened at Cal Poly SLO this year and it would have gone through except that enough people showed up to protest.

You may recall that several years ago the department lost 12,000 square feet to development and lost the fruit tree lab where the new shed was constructed. Work on the replacement fruit tree lab (in the same area as the arboretum) has already started with the delivery of rocks and materials and fruit trees will be donated by Dave Wilson Nursery in January. The garden lab/community garden currently hosts 105 students and 20 community gardeners. Except for the largest of the trees in the arboretum, they are all pruned by students and are also used by several other horticulture classes.

To add insult to injury, the Facilities and Planning Committee voted in 2009 to protect the arboretum and garden labs from development. Their recommendation may have been registered but the plans that are before the board for approval do not reflect that intent.

Please come to the meeting even if you do not care to speak. The Board will know why you are there. If you do care to speak, the time limit is generally 3 minutes and since this is a special meeting, this is the only thing on their agenda.

I hope you can make it and if you can’t, please send the board an email and protest any additional facility losses to the horticulture department.

Thank you.

Club Meeting Location Change

Tuesday, October 27th, 5:00PM

Horticulture Department

Hello everyone!

We want to let you know that we have relocated the club meeting tonight, at 5:00PM, to Hort Rm#102. Please take note if you’re planning on coming by.

We’ll see you there!