The arrival of spring allows for eager gardeners to put their green thumbs to work and grow an assortment of flowering plants. CSUSB’s Palm Desert Campus (PDC) took advantage of the season’s temperate weather with the creation of a community garden.
As a partnership between the campus and the city of Palm Desert, PDC has access to a plot of land near the campus at University Park to grow organic vegetables and produce. The garden is maintained by the campus and the university also covers the cost for water and plants.
This is the first year the garden has been in operation. The irrigation and plots were built during fall quarter 2017, and the first official planting took place later that December.