Gabriel Kitchen, anthropology student.

Kristie Orosco, Kumeyaay Resource Manager for the San Pasqual San Pasqual Band of Indians in what is now Valley Center, CA. Kristie led the classes in planting California native plants. Kristie is a CSUSM alumna, and she generously has assisted with our community service learning classes after graduating several years ago.

Students planted elderberry, willow, white and cleveland sage, yucca whipplei,  and others.

Tony Avila, art student and Telecommunications staff person at CSUSM. You can check out his photos here.

Humberto Garcia, art student and CSUSM Risk Management & Safety staff person. You can check out his photos here.

Elaine Jamir, art student. Check out her photos here

Sierra Lansing, art student. Check out her photos here.

Bonnie Bade, anthropology professor and long-time collaborator.

Gabriel Kitchen, planting a California native plant.

Kristie Orosco.

Below is a very brief history of the classes from my syllabus:

VSAR 440, Advanced Digital Arts, is an upper-division advanced Service Learning collaborative course for the Arts and Technology Option within the Visual and Performing Arts Department.

For the past 11 years, my classes have collaborated with Dr. Bonnie Bade’s Community Ethnobotany class and the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Indians and others to document the restoration and revitalization of contemporary and traditional indigenous cultural practices.

Dr. Joely Proudfit’s Political and Economic Development class joined us two years ago. We now collaborate with an ever-expanding network of Native American tribal members and indigenous elders, native plant and food specialists, native garden landscaper designers, biologists, archaeologists and U.S. Forest Service tribal liaison folks. . . .

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One Comment

  1. great photos! sorry i missed meeting up with you this past winter break, but i hope we can meet soon!




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