Thanks for attending Field Day 2015

This event is now over, but it was a wonderful experience for all those who participated.  Many thanks to all our attendees, co-sponsors, and other participating organizations for making this day a great success!  If you missed it, click through to find out what Field Day 2015 was all about:


Introducing Field Day in 2015!  Come participate in workshops to learn about tool use and safety, career and academic options and more.  Demonstrations will include both power and hand tools, and we’ll even have large equipment on site…a crane and bucket for tree pruning and a bobcat.

  • When?  Friday, March 27, 2015, 8 am.
  • Where?  Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department
  • Registration?  Not required but highly recommended.   If you register by March 15th, we’ll provide lunch!  [registration form withdrawn.]

Read on for additional information.  Questions?  Email Molly Sealund at or call 510-436-2491.


Event:  a half-day horticultural field seminar

Purpose: Create awareness for our students and community partners regarding safety, maintenance and repair with landscaping equipment, and provide students with access to career opportunities.

8:00-8:30 am – Registration/refreshments (Landscape Horticulture Dept building entry)
8:30-9:15 am – Session I (LH Dept grounds)
9:30-10:15 am – Session II (LH Dept grounds)
10:30-11:30 am – Session III (LH Dept grounds) & Evaluations
11:30-1:00 pm – Lunch & Career/Tools Expo (Meadow Area/Tool Rm/Pkg Lot)

Sessions:  Each of the sessions below will be provided concurrently in each time slot.  Attendees will be split into three groups; everyone will be able to attend all sessions.

  1. Power equipment.  Echo tool pack & traditional landscape tools of the trade.
  2. Large equipment.  Chipper, boom truck.
  3. Career Panel.  East Bay Regional Parks and City of Oakland (in Room H105).

Additional Activities:

  • Hida Tool – sharpening station for complementary tool sharpening
  • Single Cylinder Repair – tips
  • Oakland Rentals
  • Urban Farmer
  • Ewing Irrigation

This event is co-sponsored by the Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department, the East Bay Regional Parks District, Claremont Golf, the City of Oakland, Hida Tool, Arborwell, Oakland Rentals and Single Cylinder Repair. A big THANK YOU to all our co-sponsors!!


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