Students offer edibles at public plant sales

 

Photo of edible landscaping intern Andy Codd tending to the edibles that will be offered for sale at the spring public plant sales.

Andy Codd, one of the Arboretum and Public Garden’s edible landscaping interns, tends to the edibles that will be offered for sale at our spring public plant sales. Please note: This photo was taken weeks ago! The edible starts are much, much larger now and ready to be transplanted into your home gardens! All proceeds go to support the edible landscaping internship program.

INTERESTED IN EDIBLES FOR YOUR GARDEN?

Andy Codd (seen above) will be selling his tomato, pepper, and herb starts at the Arboretum’s spring public plant sales. Proceeds of the sales will directly benefit the Edible Landscaping Internship program. Purchases will enable students to buy books, tools, irrigation, and other supplies to help them launch their projects.

Please be sure to come by and support their efforts at our April and May sales!
CASH or CHECKS only accepted at their stand just outside the Arboretum Teaching Nursery.

LEARN MORE about these talented edible landscaping interns below.

LEARNING BY LEADING
Edible Landscaping Interns at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

Inspired by student-initiated edible garden projects like the “Salad Bowl Garden” outside the Plant and Environmental Sciences building, the Arboretum and Public Garden launched a new year-long edible landscaping internship—one of the Arboretum and Public Garden’s many “Learning by Leading” opportunities.

This internship seeks to provide students with leadership opportunities that involve developing and maintaining edible landscaping projects throughout campus. The key to the program’s success is empowering student interns with horticultural and leadership skills. Training includes topics such as composting, propagation, planting, transplanting, garden design, permaculture techniques, strategic planning and visioning, budget development and tracking, marketing, and team dynamics. Armed with this unique range of skills, these students are going to be developing edible garden project sites that operate both independently and as part of a larger network of edible gardens throughout campus and as part of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

In addition to the “Salad Bowl Garden,” project sites include the Domes, the Experimental College’s Community Gardens, the Good Life Garden, the Tri-Coops, and the Student Health & Wellness Center. Andy Codd’s project (see photo above) is devoted solely to propagating the annual vegetable starts and edible perennials that his fellow interns’ plans require.

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