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Get Involved

We encourage the community to support the program through donations and purchasing from our Farmers Market booth. The Aptos Farmers Market takes place at Cabrillo every Saturday, 8 - 12. All produce and plants sold at our booth are grown by students. Community members are welcome to visit and stroll through our gardens.

We are working on a Saturday volunteer day program with a horticulture seminar for the public. Please check back here for more information.

Donor Opportunities

If you would like to become a donor, please contact the Cabrillo College Foundation office at (831) 479-6338 for opportunities available.

Naming Opportunities are available for a variety of sites at our facility.

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Donor Profile - Steve Evers

It’s one of the most gratifying experiences of my life,” Steve Evers explains on teaching horticulture students and helping them launch meaningful careers in the agriculture industry.

Steve worked as an engineer for 30 years and after taking a couple of classes in Landscape Design, he decided he wanted a degree in crop production because he loved the science of growing food. He ended up teaching at Cabrillo and over the past 10 years has worked with several students who have gone on to have agricultural careers. He remembers one student who went on to Cal Poly and now travels the world advising on growing

strawberries for Driscoll’s.

Steve is leaving a portion of his estate to Cabrillo’s Horticulture program to support students with scholarships. “It’s inspirational for me to share this agricultural knowledge and see how a student goes on to have a great career and grow food for us. It’s my intent to help students like this. I feel that farmers are underappreciated in our society considering how important they are to civilization.

Volunteer Day at Cabrillo Horticulture
Learn about our Landscape Renovation, explore native plants, and pull weeds! 7/20 9:30 - 11:30 am Room 5005