News & Events

Fall 2017 Open House - August 9, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Please Join Us! Everyone is welcome, including prospective and current students.

Horticulture Complex
Building 7000, Room 7051
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside Campus
Parking available in lot 7A and 4C, no permit required.

Learn about new Certificate & Degree Programs, including:

Whichever path you choose, hands-on experience and classroom learning will get your life moving in a new direction!
Any of these majors may be completed in just over three semesters by students who attend full-time.

Future Farmers of America (FFA) Field Day 2017 - Another Successful Day!

More than 100 high school students from Southern California competed in Floriculture, Vegetable Crop Judging, and Nursery / Landscape Contests at the field day!

If you would like more information about how to participate in future FFA events at MiraCosta Horticulture, please contact Carolyn Kinnon, Instructional Associate, at ckinnon@miracosta.edu or at 760-757-2121 ext. 6533.

These events are made possible, in part, by grants from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, the MiraCosta Foundation, and generous donations of funds and time by local industry, and community & student volunteers. Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all! To make a donation in support of this event please contact Claire Ehrlinger, Horticulture Program Lead, at cehrlinger@miracosta.edu or at 760-795-6704.

To volunteer to help with event preparation or event day activities, please contact Carolyn Kinnon, Instructional Associate, at ckinnon@miracosta.edu or at 760-757-2121 ext. 6533.

FFA Participants

2017 FFA Field Day contestants enjoyed a sunny day, good competition, friends, lunch, awards, and cake in celebration of Nationl FFA Week 2017!
Program graduate and entrepreneur comes back to share her experience and her passion for the art & science of Horticulture:

http://koct.org/video/category/newsbriefs/detail/newsbrief_miracosta_colleges_horticulture_club

MiraCosta College Citrus Garden Comes into Fruition!

On February 26, 2014, a citrus garden planting ceremony took place at MiraCosta College as part of the City of Oceanside’s Arbor Day Celebration.

Citrus Planting Picture

About 25 students from the Horticulture 115: Soil Science class planted a total of 12 citrus trees, including two lemon, two tangerine, six orange and two grapefruit trees. The City of Oceanside and Cal Fire paid for the trees while Netafim, one of the world's leading irrigation companies, donated the irrigation equipment. 

“This collaboration is great for the City of Oceanside, Cal Fire and the college,” said City of Oceanside landscape development coordinator Delia Juncal. “We thought this was a great open space to plant trees. Plus, it will provide nutrition for students.”

MiraCosta’s Facilities Department did a lot of preparation to create the garden, including devising ways to grow the trees as naturally as possible using natural pesticides instead of chemicals.

2014 is the 7th consecutive year that the City of Oceanside has been named a Tree City USA. Cal Fire presented the city with this year’s designation at the planting event.

The citrus garden is located at the MiraCosta College Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA. 92056, between the 3400 and 3500 buildings. The planting of the MiraCosta Citrus Garden was made possible by the partnership of the City of Oceanside, the San Diego Regional Urban Forest Council, Cal Fire, the MiraCosta Grounds Department and MiraCosta Horticulture Department.