The Horticulture Club encourages and promotes educational and networking opportunities related to the field of landscape horticulture, both within the Merritt Landscape Horticulture Department and the broader community. Come join in monthly educational forums, special field trips, and regular propagation and volunteer projects to get more hands-on experience.
Volunteer plant enthusiasts in our Horticulture Club keep our greenhouses full of new plants, and hold an annual spring and a fall plant sale to benefit the Department and support our educational programs. The Club meets at the campus.
Information and updates are available via the Club’s online Yahoo group – click here to join. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to find out more. And, visit the Horticulture Club Blog too!
Aesthetic Pruning Club
Mushroom Cultivation Club
The Mushroom Club’s mission is to support and promote the cultivation of fungi for personal and ecological benefits through edible use, medicinal purposes, and landscape restoration and enhancement in the yard and garden. With hands-on cultivation projects, guest speakers, field trips, wild mushroom forays, and all club activities, we aim to collect and distribute knowledge and promote respect for the fungi integral to our ecosystems and world. Current Students and Merritt Alumni are invited to participate. All are welcome to events and field trips.
Coming Soon! Permaculture Club
Permaculture is a design science that encourages a realignment of human activity with natural processes. This includes everything from companion planting to natural building with locally sourced materials, and all other aspects of sustainable living. Check back soon for more information about the launch of this club!
This club explores the culinary relationships between man and microfauna, and the numerous nutritional benefits that this symbiosis provides. Meetings are held the second Sunday of every month at varying locations around the Bay Area, and though the location is subject to change, attendees are guaranteed to sample a wide variety of delicious homemade fermented fare. The club welcomes both experienced fermenters and novices alike, so whether you are a master krauter or if you’ve just started your first kombucha brew, you are sure to learn and taste something new. For more information, contact David Gardella via email at david_gardella[at]hotmail[dot]com.