Although this event has already taken place, PICA hosts three sustainability events each quarter, so there are plenty more great opportunities! To stay updated, you can check out PICA's Facebook page, PICA's Website, or email the events coordinator to be put on PICA's email list, and watch for PICA flyers on campus.
UCSC students were welcomed to PICA on February 3rd, 2013 for the Winter Fruit Tree Pruning and Grafting Workshop to learn how to dictate the form of their growth in the springtime when the trees wake up from their dormancy. UCSC employee, Dave Shaw, lectured on stonefruit trees, the difference between winter and summer pruning, the four basic winter cuts, and simple tree grafting. Then participants were able to practice on the apple trees in the PICA Foundational roots garden with the guidance of Dave and his teaching assistants. PICA meals coordinator and volunteers prepared a homemade, vegan lunch, made with organic, local produce.