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Twilight Reception - October 10, 2003
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Groundbreaking Ceremony - March 15, 2002
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  Photos of the garden in progress
June - August 2003
 
"Grubbing" the site - looking towards the 
Life Science Building.

July 9, 2003

Kate Kubach (Professor of Biology), Jo Ann Rosdahl (Landscape Architect), Scott (Cascade Sprinkler) and James Rikel (Department Chair) go over the plans. 
July 9, 2003 
 
DG rocks
Decomposed Granite for the pathways arrives Rocks and Boulders arrive
 
tree
First Trees Planted, August 2003 Pond Excavation
 
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Enthusiastic Students: Hongsik and Erica Enthusiastic Professors: Lyn Koller, Tom Campbell, Jim Dawson, Kate Kubach, James Rikel and Pat Farris
 
     Official Groundbreaking took place on Friday, March 15, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. on the site of the future garden.  The Botanical Garden will be named after the major contributor and is to be known as the S. Mark Taper Foundation Botanical Garden.

     The S. Mark Taper Foundation is known throughout California for it's contributions to deserving organizations.  Previously, this foundation has funded the arts, domestic abuse programs, community development, programs in economically disadvantaged areas, environmental programs, gay rights and health and human services.  Pierce College is proud to be the first community college that this private, family foundation has ever funded.

Speakers:
        James Rikel,  Life Science Department Chair
        Rocky Young,  President of Pierce College
        Ray Reisler,  S. Mark Taper Foundation

Groundbreaking Ceremony Organizer:
         Davia Solomon,  Foundation at Pierce College

Garden Design Team:
        Jo Ann Rosdahl,  A.S.L.A.  Landscape Architect
        Stephanie Davis,  Landscape Designer
        James Dean,  A.S.L.A. Landscape Architect
        Jo O'Connell, Australian Plant Horticulturist

Faculty Garden Committee:
       Pat Farris,  Professor of Biology
       Kate Kubach,  Professor of Biology
       James Rikel,  Life Science Department Chair

Major Contributors:
      S. Mark Taper Foundation ($75,000 grant to the Foundation Botanical Garden Fund)
      J.M. Long Foundation ($25,000 grant to the Foundation Botanical Garden Fund)
      John Boething (plant material from Treeland in Woodland Hills)
      Los Angeles Community College District (land at the garden site)
 


See Photographs from the Groundbreaking Ceremony

See the plans for the garden



 
     Official Groundbreaking took place on Friday, March 15, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. on the site of the future garden.  The Botanical Garden will be named after the major contributor and is to be known as the S. Mark Taper Foundation Botanical Garden.

     The S. Mark Taper Foundation is known throughout California for it's contributions to deserving organizations.  Previously, this foundation has funded the arts, domestic abuse programs, community development, programs in economically disadvantaged areas, environmental programs, gay rights and health and human services.  Pierce College is proud to be the first community college that this private, family foundation has ever funded.

Speakers:
        James Rikel,  Life Science Department Chair
        Rocky Young,  President of Pierce College
        Ray Reisler,  S. Mark Taper Foundation

Groundbreaking Ceremony Organizer:
         Davia Solomon,  Foundation at Pierce College

Garden Design Team:
        Jo Ann Rosdahl,  A.S.L.A.  Landscape Architect
        Stephanie Davis,  Landscape Designer
        James Dean,  A.S.L.A. Landscape Architect
        Jo O'Connell, Australian Plant Horticulturist

Faculty Garden Committee:
       Pat Farris,  Professor of Biology
       Kate Kubach,  Professor of Biology
       James Rikel,  Life Science Department Chair

Major Contributors:
      S. Mark Taper Foundation ($75,000 grant to the Foundation Botanical Garden Fund)
      J.M. Long Foundation ($25,000 grant to the Foundation Botanical Garden Fund)
      John Boething (plant material from Treeland in Woodland Hills)
      Los Angeles Community College District (land at the garden site)
 


See Photographs from the Groundbreaking Ceremony

See the plans for the garden



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