UC ANR South Coast REC - Irvine, CA - May 8, 2014
Fifty-five students and teachers rotated between workshops focusing on water conservation, pollinators in the field and in the landscape, locally grown food crops, and propagation techniques in conjunction with the one-day science project celebrating a day of science and service that was overseen by the University of California. Hands-on activities included planting a field of pumpkin seeds and seedlings started by the students, and overview of UCCE and demonstration landscape tours, a basic propagation and hypertufa pot demonstration, followed by planting succulents in hypertufa pots provided by UCCE Water Quality program. Additionally, students made dishes (citrus and avocado salad, guacamole, and lemonade) to supplement their lunch using ingredients from crops grown at South Coast REC. Homemade strawberry ice cream and lemon sorbet were also provided.