Community Gardens and Native Plant Restoration
Students from CSUMB helped neighborhing community groups develop native plant gardens as part of a program called Return of the Natives. Students also involved at-risk youths in the project as a way of getting them interested in science and college. For Earth Day students brought the teenagers to the CSUMB campus for restoration planting. The Pebble Beach Company’s Environmental Divison has agreed to mentor service learning students in landscaping with native plants for the next time the course is taught. The interdisciplinary approach appeals to majors from science, education, and other fields.
Contact: Laura Lee Lienk, Return of the Natives Coordinator, 408.582.3689 or Laura_Lienk@monterey.edu
This information originally appeared in “”Science and Society: Redefining the Relationship”” by Stephen Miller. Published by Campus Compact, 1996.
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