About 20 Matadors gathered under cloudy (but luckily not rainy!) skies in CSUN’s Orange Grove on a Saturday morning to dig in the dirt, plant some plants and talk about CSUN’s sustainability efforts.
CSUN’s Alumni Association partnered with CSUN’s Institute of Sustainability for the event. Alumni Association President Felicia Conlan ’09 (M.S., Communicative Disorders/Teaching Credential), Ed.D. ’17 (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) along with students, faculty and staff members donned gloves and grabbed shovels on March 4 to plant 14 different varieties of coffee bean plants. This “test crop” will determine how well the plants grow in campus soil. Most coffee varieties take three to four years to bear fruit– so stay tuned! Event organizers said this is also an opportunity to practice sustainable agriculture, featuring organic methods, low irrigation needs and lots of compost and mulch.
Together, participants planted more than 30 plants. Check out the activities from the day in photos.