News & Events

Future Farmers of America (FFA) Field Day - Feb 24th, 2017 - In the Horticulture Complex

More than 100 high school students from Southern California compete in

Floriculture, Vegetable Crop Judging, and Nursery/Landscape Contests at the field day!

To register students for participation in these contests, please use the following link:

If you have questions or would like more information about registering for the event, please contact Carolyn Kinnon, Instructional Associate, at or at 760-757-2121 ext. 6533.

This event is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act. To make a donation in support of this event please contact Claire Ehrlinger, Horticulture Program Lead, at or at 760-795-6704.

To volunteer to help with event preparation or event day activities, please contact Carolyn Kinnon, Instructional Associate, at or at 760-757-2121 ext. 6533.

FFA Students

2015 FFA Field Day contestants enjoyed a sunny day, pizza lunch in the cafeteria, and an awards ceremony in the Little Theatre on the Oceanside campus!

Program graduate and entrepreneur comes back to share her experience and her passion for the art & science of Horticulture:

Please Join Us at Our Next Horticulture Program Open House Event in Fall 2017!

Details will be posted in July 2017

Horticulture Bldg

Join us for our Open House and find out how our program can get your life moving in a new direction. Come meet our professors; tour our facility; and learn about career, internship and scholarship opportunities. Everyone is welcome, including prospective and current students!

Horticulture Complex - Building 7000, Room 7051, One Barnard Drive, Oceanside Campus.

Parking available in lot 7A and 4C, no permit required.


MiraCosta College Citrus Garden Comes into Fruition!

On February 26, 2014, a citrus garden planting ceremony took place at MiraCosta College as part of the City of Oceanside’s Arbor Day Celebration.

Citrus Planting Picture

About 25 students from the Horticulture 115: Soil Science class planted a total of 12 citrus trees, including two lemon, two tangerine, six orange and two grapefruit trees. The City of Oceanside and Cal Fire paid for the trees while Netafim, one of the world's leading irrigation companies, donated the irrigation equipment. 

“This collaboration is great for the City of Oceanside, Cal Fire and the college,” said City of Oceanside landscape development coordinator Delia Juncal. “We thought this was a great open space to plant trees. Plus, it will provide nutrition for students.”

MiraCosta’s Facilities Department did a lot of preparation to create the garden, including devising ways to grow the trees as naturally as possible using natural pesticides instead of chemicals.

2014 is the 7th consecutive year that the City of Oceanside has been named a Tree City USA. Cal Fire presented the city with this year’s designation at the planting event.

The citrus garden is located at the MiraCosta College Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA. 92056, between the 3400 and 3500 buildings.

The planting of the MiraCosta Citrus Garden was made possible by the partnership of the City of Oceanside, the San Diego Regional Urban Forest Council, Cal Fire, the MiraCosta Grounds Department and MiraCosta Horticulture Department.