06.05.2011 Garden Fridays 6/03/2011

The last Garden Friday, was a little laid back, then the events before. We came to the agreement to move the Garden Fridays to Mondays for the summer intercession. Also, we created more garden stepping stones, but this time, by students that have regularly been involved with the vegetable garden.

PCC Tomato plants

Clusters of tomatoes can be found all along the raised beds and the sunflowers are getting taller than the students.

Sunflowers

The corn is getting bigger and the greens have gone to seed. Baby squash plants can be found under the sunflowers and corn.

Corn

Carrots

The carrots and radishes have sprouted and are rapidly growing, therefore, may reach maturity during finals week.

TomatoesPulling Weeds

Students actively removed the pampus grasss and litter.

Solar Oven

We also had a long discussion about the solar ovens from sustainable living week and how every day items can be used to make one. Check out the process of making the stepping stones below:

Creating Summer Plans

Stepping Stones

Mixing Concrete

Setting up for more stones

Making Stepping Stones

Designing Stones

Stone Designs
Courtesy Jason Carman and Tim Martinez

06.03.2011 Arroyo Seco Clean Up

The Arroyo Seco Foundation is going to have a maintenance event at the habitat islands down in the Arroyo in front of the Aquatic Center. We’ll be doing some mulching, pruning and a bit of cleanup and need as many volunteers as we can get! It would be great to have you or any available club members involved!
-Tim

Information for the clean-up can be found at:http://www.arroyoseco.org/fullevent.php?ID=1201

06.01.2011 Board of Trustees Meeting and Saf

Dear ICC Reps and Club officers,

At the last Board of Trustees meeting for PCC which was held on May 18th, some members of the Board were very vocal over the Student Activity Fee. What is this fee you ask? All students pay a $10 fee when registering for classes. This money goes into a fund which is used for the success and advancement of student activities on campus. The Metro I-pass which many count on, homecoming dances, and student movie nights are just a few of the successes of the fund. However this directly affects you in another way. The Student Activity Fee is what is used to fund clubs on campus. In the past, the clubs only had access to around $10,000 every year, which meant that clubs were only awarded hundreds of dollars. A year ago the Student Activity Fee was instituted and has increased the fund to upwards of $150,000. With this increase, clubs have been able to receive thousands of dollars in funding instead of hundreds.

As I said, some members of the Board of Trustees are unhappy with the Student Activity Fee, and they are talking about reducing/eliminating it. This Wednesday June 1, there will be another Board of Trustees meeting at PCC in the Creveling Lounge second floor of the student center at 6:30 pm. I urge all ICC reps and club officers to attend this meeting and speak out about how the Student Activity Fee has helped you. Otherwise, you may not receive any funding next semester.

Thank you
Nicholas Smith