The Orion

Chico High Future Farmers Of America pumpkin patch returns after five years

Hayrides are offered for a drive around the pumpkin patch. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
October 15, 2018

For the entirety of their summer vacation, anywhere from one to eight students came out to the field for a few hours every Monday through Friday, to individually pull out weeds growing between pumpkins...

Drought-resistant plants grow on campus

Michael Alonzo, the supervisor of grounds and landscape services for Facilities Management and Services, explains the difference between two varieties of Oregon grape, a native plant. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes
March 11, 2014

Students walking through the Chico State campus will find trees and plants from the East Coast, Europe and Southeast China. In fact, 90 percent of the campus harbors non-native flora, said Michael Alonzo,...

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