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Please Join Us For The Horticulture Department Open House Event!

Open House: Monday, August - 3rd, 2015, from 5 to 7 PM

MiraCosta College Horticulture Department

Horticulture BldgJoin us for our Open House and find out how our program can get your life moving in a new direction. Come meet our professors; tour our facility; and learn about career, internship and scholarship opportunities. Everyone is welcome, including prospective and current students!

Horticulture Building 7000, Room 7051, at 5PM, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside Campus. Parking available in lot 7A and 4C, no permit required.

Open House held every August & January, from 5 - 7PM (Check back for current event date)

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MiraCosta College Citrus Garden Comes into Fruition!

On February 26, 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.


MiraCosta College Horticulture - Future Farmers of America Field Day Event - March 6th, 2015

The MiraCosta College Horticulture Department hosted our annual regional High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Field Day on March 6th, 2015. We had over 100 students from about a dozen Southern California High Schools compete again this year! We appreciate the generous volunteers of our local horticulture community that helped us make this event a rewarding experience for these hard working young people, who really are the farmers of our future!

Students Competed In Three Contests:

FFA Students