Planting, research, and outreach part of sustainable agriculture trip to Todos Santos

Sustainable agriculture students from the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University visited the CSU Todos Santos Center last week. The class conducted erosion repair on the Center’s farm, inventoried local nurseries (and community member property) for possible native-ornamental plant stock that may be utilized in a future build-out of the cultural garden, visited a permaculture and community education farm near La Paz, and visited Del Cabo Cooperative near Mira Flores to learn about their protocol for variety trials of vegetable varieties.

Additional educational engagement came from hosting a “How-to-Plant and Care for a Garden” hands-on workshop at Casa del Estudiante where CSU students planted Casa’s garden alongside its students and gave tips for managing it throughout the season. Finally, the CSU students in Todos Santos reached back to campus to share experiences with AGRI150 students via Skype calls.

About the CSU Todos Santos Center

The Colorado State University Todos Santos Center is the university’s first international location and is core to CSU’s mission of teaching, research, service and outreach.

The Center provides opportunities for CSU students and Baja California Sur residents to collaborate with local partners and businesses to identify needs, conduct research and produce impactful outcomes.

CSU’s vision in Todos Santos is to cultivate generations of global citizens and to be a part of creating thriving communities through collaboration, experience and exchange of knowledge in areas such as agriculture, infectious disease, elementary education, environmental and social sustainability, wildlife ecology, veterinary medicine and public health.