The Urban Community Gardening class (Landscape Horticulture 501) was created to allow both students and members of the community more involvement in community gardening projects and school gardens. This class is accessible to everyone because it is offered as a NO FEE, Open Entry/Open Exit, Repeatable class (you can attend as many or as few meetings as your schedule permits). Students can join the class at any time and participate as their schedules allow.
CLASS MEETINGS are held on both Tuesday, at the Horticulture Dept. (9:00-12:00), and Wednesday, at Lakeside Park (9:00-12:00), in the garden! You are welcome to attend either or both sessions. Since this class is repeatable, everyone is invited to sign up for as long as they are interested in community gardening!
Community garden volunteers donate their time and produce to local homeless shelters.
The focus of the class is to help community members organize, plan, design, build, plant and maintain gardens throughout the Bay Area. During each semester, class members help plan, plant, maintain, harvest and distribute produce from the Demonstration Garden at Lakeside Park. Students are also able and available to work in various school and community gardens in different parts of the city and see their operation and maintenance.
If you would like to participate, all you have to do to register is contact Tom Branca or call Merritt College Admissions and Records at 436-2487/2488 and ask for a registration form. You might also be able to register over the phone. You can also show up in the garden on any Tuesday (Horticulture Dept.) or Wednesday (Lakeside Park) and get an application in person. The listing for the class is Urban Community Gardening, LH-501 and it is offered every semester year-round. Hope you can join us!