Marina Tree and Garden Club


photo: Juli Hofmann



Results from the UC Santa Cruz Biodiversity in Urban Gardens Project Report Summer 2017
with Monika Egerer from the Environmental Studies Department in Santa Cruz. This report covers beneficial insects, pollination, pest control and water conservation, and ultimately food
access and well-being for gardeners!

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April 24, 2018

Spring General Meeting and Potluck

190 Seaside Circle at the Marina Library

"Big House Horticulture - Musings on a Crazy Career: How I Learned Horticulture and Other Stuff by Gardening with Prisoners" by John Kern.

Long-time central Coast California horticulturist John Kern will give us a talk on his career as a horticultural educators in the California State Prison system. John spent 25 years teaching horticulture to inmates in Soledad and Folsom State prisons as part of a vocational training and rehabilitation program. John describes his experience as a surprising career where he taught and learned lessons about life and humanity along with learning a lot about California horticulture and gardening. This talk will be an unusual deep dive into what is going on in our state prisons and how gardening and horticulture helped a lot of inmates move on with their lives.

Please bring a dish to share or non-alcoholic drinks. This is a zero-waste event and participants are invited to bring reusable dishware and utensils. Open to public.