RCC Community Garden intends to make healthy, sustainable food available to our
community through education and practice. We strive to develop small footprint garden plots by utilizing local
materials and considering the local climate and soil conditions. We will enable the education of RCC students
by providing outdoor laboratory space. We support students and community members interested in sustainable
gardening methods and ultimately we hope to contribute to an effective and
accessible local food system.
Where is the
garden located? Next to the Math and Science Building on the RCC
campus. Look for the white gazebo!
How to get
involved: The RCC community garden
is staffed by volunteers who prepare, plant, and care for the garden.
Volunteers are not expected to arrive with garden expertise. The students,
staff, and faculty who already volunteer in the garden will train you to
improve your gardening know-how. All volunteers get the chance to improve their
gardening skills, but those who volunteer at least eight hours per month (two
hours per week) also get a share of the crop!
We currently have volunteer work days every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday from 8 - 10 am. You can either contact the garden manager
(contact info below) or just show up to a work day.
If you'd like to support the garden but are unable to
volunteer, here is a link to our wish list:
Community Garden Wish List
Faculty: Interested in having your class introduced to the
garden? It is a wonderful spot to have
your students hone their creative writing skills, practice French vocabulary,
or even discuss the disparities between people of differing socioeconomic
levels. To utilize the garden space in your class, contact the garden manager
(contact info below).
RCC Life Sciences Department
Office location: MTSC 322
Office phone: 951-222-8361
Email address: Preston.Galusky@rcc.edu
FAQs (Have a question? Lots of them are answered here!)
Tree list (with approximate harvest dates)
Seasonal planting guide (summer crops vs. winter crops in the IE)