03.25.2012 Sustainability Study Session

03.23.2012 NELA Transition Learning Garden Event

Sunday, March 25, 9am to 12pm
NELA Transition Learning Garden Work Party

Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years!

This is the continuation of the transformation of the lawn at the corner of Los Robles and Del Mar into a permaculture garden. When complete It will include a food garden, drought tolerant area, methods of water harvesting, low terraces built with broken concrete, fruit trees, plants that attract beneficial insects and places to gather or sit.

Thanks again to all who have participated to make this garden bloom.

This week we continue to plant in the various garden zones. Our emphasis will be on the urbanite terrace wall and planning the raised bed vegetable garden.

Check out our progress & photos at: http://nela-transition.wikispaces.com/Throop+Learning+Garden
Contact people@nelatransition.org for more information.
Throop Church
300 S Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Contact day of event: January 626.840.9375

Source: nela-tran​sition-gar​den “[nela-transition-garden] Reminder: NELA Transition/Throop Learning Garden Work Party– Sunday Mar25– 9am-12pm” email to Seeds. 22 Mar. 2012

PCC Master Plan Recap

The master plan meeting focused on sustainability and the methods that we can use to improve the PCC campus. We had two great study sessions, where students, faculty, and staff members provided in depth and well thought out input on the ways that we can go green.

The main topics covered were:

  • improved bike storage
  • increased accessibility
  • encouraging other modes of transportation
  • traffic reduction
  • waste reduction
  • composting
  • power generation
  • water conservation
  • smarter/efficient buildings
  • natural light/sky lights
  • building design
  • food services
  • rain gardens
  • grey water systems
  • rain captured devices
  • reduction of turf, drought resistant species
  • California native plants
  • public transportation
  • rooftop gardening
  • and of course expanded campus edible gardens with academic components.

Everyone was terrific and the input was well received by the facilities administration. Follow up sessions will be announced.

Introductory to Sustainability at PCC

PCC Sustainability Projects

PCC Students Input

In Depth Student Involvement

Input on Sustainability
Courtesy Jason Carman

03.22.2012 Garden Fridays Meeting 3/23/2012

This week’s seeds meeting, we will be talking about the Hahamongna Walkabout and the Rain Garden Workshop. Also, we have a few tasks:

  1. harvest the finished compost
  2. move the worm compost bin
  3. move the wood away from the bldg.
  4. clean up the trash
  5. cutting back the tomato plant
  6. remove the weeds
  7. and the best for last, harvest some food!

Please join us and bring a friend!

When: March 23, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: PCC Organic Garden (outside the L Bldg.)

Map of PCC

PCC GardenCourtesy Jason Carman

03.18.2012 Garden Fridays 03/16/2012 Recap

This week, we talked about the current projects in the organic vegetable garden and the ways sustainability fits into Pasadena City College. We walked over to the cactus garden and removed a significant amount of weeds, that plagued the garden. Thank you to all the seeds members that helped out.

PCC Organic Garden

Geology Cactus Garden
Courtesy Jason Carman

03.14.2012 Seeds Meeting and Rain Garden Workshop

This Friday, we will be helping the Dana Club with the cactus garden. We will meeting in the organic garden, then we will head over to the cactus garden (behind the forum, near the U Bldg.).

When: March 16, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: PCC Organic Garden (outside the L Bldg.)

Also, City of Pasadena is inviting our club to a Rain Garden Workshop. They need our help to create a city garden across from PCC. Free food and parking.

When: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Union & Catalina in Pasadena

Please RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/events/202472139859191/ or send an email to ucc_macaf90@yahoo.com