Santa Cruz Good Times

Wednesday
Sep 02nd
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

UCSC Arboretum in the Green

arboretumTHE SLUG REPORT > After a year and a half of budget cuts and layoffs, the sun is starting to shine again on UC Santa Cruz’s Arboretum. A $127,000 donation from the estate of former Navy officer Dudley Green in honor of his parents, Hugh and Edna Green, will be used to start a new endowment.

“Starting August of 2012, we will start getting the proceeds from the investments on [the $127,000],” said Stephen McCabe, director of Education and Coordinator of Research for the Arboretum. “It will be about $5,000 a year, increasing over time.”

McCabe said the money will help with functional needs such as “weeding and watering,” but will also go towards internships and jobs for students.

UCSC has John Bost to thank the most for the endowment. Bost, a retired estate planning lawyer and professor emeritus at San Diego State University, was the Green family’s financial advisor. He and his wife Jenny are also Arboretum volunteers and donors, and Dudley loved gardens, so choosing the Arboretum for the gift in honor of his parents made sense.

According to McCabe, the endowment couldn’t come at a better time for the Arboretum.

“We have had to do some cutbacks recently,” he said. “We’ve cut staff, and we’d like to have more hours for student workers.”

Because no money will be seen for another year, McCabe hopes that gift shop and plant sales and donations increase to cover the interim, so that the Arboretum can continue its educational mission.

“We’re really excited about the endowment,” he said. “In addition to having gardens, we want to give students good experiences as well.”

 

 

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

You Are What You Post

Online personality algorithms put astrological profiles to shame, but UCSC psychologists are raising questions about sharing personal data

 

Venus Direct, Mercury Retro Soon, Honoring Our Labors

As Burning Man (nine days, Aug. 30-Sept. 7 in the sign of Virgo) burns in the hot white desert sands, a petal of the rose created by retrograde Venus and the twelve-petaled Sun in Virgo’s petals unfold. All of us are on the burning ground (Leo) in the womb (cave of the heart) of the mother (Virgo), gestating for humanity once again (each year) a new state of consciousness. Both Virgo and Cancer, feminine (receptive energies) signs, are from our last solar system (Pleiades). When humanity first appeared on Earth we were nurtured by the mother, a matriarchy of energies (on islands in the Pacific). Eve, Isis and Mary are part of the lineages of our ancient Mother. Overseen by the Pleiades, the Earth (matter, mater, the mother) in that last solar system was imbued with intelligence (Ray 3). As we move toward autumn, another mother, Ceres realizes she has mere weeks left with her beloved daughter, Persephone. Persimmon and pomegranate trees prepare for autumn, their colors signs of hope as the light each day continues to dim. Sunday, Venus in Leo turns stationary direct, yet continues in her shadow until Oct. 9 (when retrograde Mercury turns direct). Slowly our newly assessed values emerge from the Venus retrograde. We thought in Venus retro how to use our resources more effectively. Mercury retrogrades Sept. 17. Monday is Labor Day. Let us honor the labor of everyone, all life a “labor.” Let us honor Labor Day and all those who have “served” (labored for) us this past year. We honor their labors. We honor the labor of our parents, those who have loved us. We honor our own labors, too. We are all in service, we are all laboring. We are all valuable.

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Girl Gone Wild

’70s SF recalled in raw, poignant ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’
Sign up for Good Times weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments

 

Sushi Garden

Local sushi empire expands to Scotts Valley

 

Do you overshare online?

I don’t think so. I just post things about my life, like successful things. Sometimes I just like sharing different news that I find interesting, or favorite artists, clothes, music. I like to post photos. Natalia Delgado, Santa Cruz, Server

 

McIntyre Vineyards

I recently met up with three friends for dinner at Sanderlings at Seascape Beach Resort. We chose to eat outside so we could watch the sun set over the ocean, but the Aptos fog rolled in and swallowed it up.

 

Sustainable Supper

The Homeless Garden Project’s Sustain Supper series supports its award-winning programs