San Jose State students finishing up amazing semester work projects with CNGF

San Jose State University students are finishing up their projects at our ELSEE teaching gardens at 76 Race St and the Hester Garden on the Alameda. Please stop by and meet the students and see their projects!

This year we’ve been working with:
  • Engineers Without Borders Club who have been rebuilding our two aquaponics systems. We will also be traveling with them to two villages, Yamoransa and Ntranoa, Cape Coast, Ghana, Africa this summer to work on farm training projects, which includes more bioengineering applications for our regenerative farms.
  • An EPiCS student engineering team led by three graduating seniors, Michael Nguyen, AmyTrujillo and Natalia Slawinski. They completed a storm water capture and cleaning system to be used as a demonstration platform to teach visiting field trip classes and nature campers about how to use use storm water for multiple purposes, including irrigation, ponds, aquaponics and even drinking and food preparation. They also created lesson plans for our storm water badge program which students can be earning this summer.
  • CAP students majoring in Environmental Science were required to complete a community project for a Communications class focusing on students finding solutions that effectively address climate change. “5 women” working together all semester, they learned the hands on skills of regenerative organic agriculture (ROA) and manned a booth at the campus Earth Day event, sharing Native edible plants with fellow students, while espousing the benefits of ROA. The students are: Michelle White, Ingrid Salazar, Gina Lee, Alicia Fernandez and Jaime Wiltz. Bravo!
  • We were lucky to also have propagating students, nature camp and grant writing students help with those teams, including Katherine Cardoza, UCSC, Pratyusha Poguru and Jaaly Schommer
    Christmas Party for students, interns
    Epics program logo for SJSU EPICS students
    EWB_SJSU chapter members rebuilding the aquaponics system at Hester School
    eWB_SJSU learning about designing aquaponics systems
    Ingrid, Michelle and Alicia, 3 Cap students learning how to apply compost to an ROA Farm
    Interns having fun together

    Natalia, Michael and Amy after completion of their storm water capture and cleaning system for helping CNGF students understand how to reuse storm water. This was an EPICS PROJECT

San Jose State and CNGF are lucky to have had the honor of working with these students and we wish them well on their future endeavors.


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