On March 22, my CSUSM Advanced Digital Arts class, Joely Proudfit’s Political Science class, and Bonnie Bade’s anthropology class went to the Rincon Reservation in Valley Center  to work with Luiseño tribal members from the Rincon Environmental Department. The reservation is located in the northeastern corner of San Diego County, along the San Luis Rey River.

The students helped to plant and transplant native plants in the year-old garden. Above is a portrait of Joey Morales, the patient garden specialist who helped students with every part of their planting. The garden is designed in a circle, with a different plant community in each of the four quadrants.

CSUSM student Jennifer Conway photographing red maids growing in the garden area before weeding.

Close up of willow catkins. I photographed the willow growing along the San Luis Rey River. If you’d like to view more images from the fieldtrip and garden, click on this link.

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