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Chaparral 2012-2013: 21.4 Classified Council Corner

Classified Council Corner (March 2013)

Classified Council Corner
by Jenny McMahon

Classified Council President


Welcome Back and Candy

Welcome to the Spring 2013 semester! As President of Classified Council, I would like to thank you all for your hard work and determination to assist our students, faculty and staff members. We are all busy at this time, possibly busier than usual. If this describes you, know that you are not alone. Remember to take your break and get out and get some fresh air. And while you are out and about on campus, look for Classified Council’s See’s Easter candy sale. All proceeds go toward student scholarships. Help us support our many students; buy Easter candy!

Community Garden

If you decide to continue your walk, you may want to consider walking up to the College Community Garden next to the upper parking structure on the Mountain St. side. Maria Shufeldt in the Learning Center had written a grant request, and once she was awarded the grant money, we started to have several meetings with different individuals who would be interested in this project. The garden was initially planned last year during the spring 2011 semester. The Environmental Affairs Governance Committee decided to sponsor the garden through the Environmental Club. Once we received permission from the District to work on the land, a group of students, staff, and other community members worked from January through July, and from September through November 2012, clearing out the brush, weeds and trash, designing the plots, building fences, and installing raised beds, including raised beds that are handicap accessible. Abe Barakat from Accounting and student John Shier, were in charge of the infrastructure (water, fencing, building the garden plots). Julia Clark, then President of the Environmental Club, was also very much involved in all aspects of the garden. Abe, John and Julia were the movers and shakers of the operation. Julia and John have both moved on to university. Abe is still very much involved, so feel free to speak with him if you are interested in joining in on this refreshing garden project. You can also attend an Environmental Club meeting. The next meeting is March 11. 

Stay healthy my friends, stay focused, and know that we are all in this together. Remember to greet your co-workers with a smile.




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