Our next field trip was to the Pechanga Reservation south of Temecula CA. Right next to the Pechanga casino was a nursery that grows many different plants. Again we were joined by other classes who took a tour of the entire place. There were these pretty cool areas where native huts had been rebuilt. The amount of detail in them was incredible. We got the chance to go inside of them too. It was nice considering it was freezing outside. We were able to taste some of the flowers that are grown there as well . It may not have been the greatest weather, but I am still happy with the way some of my images turned out. Here are some of my favorites.
Right here at Cal State San Marcos we have an Indian Garden with Native plants. Our class walked across campus and witness a ceremony being given by Erasto Camacena. Students from other classes brought offerings to the garden, such as bananas and apples, and Erasto went through them and explained to us which each meant in the ritual. He also took buring sage and walked around letting the smoke hit everyone as part of the ceremony. Afterwards, students helped adding plants to the garden. It was a good experience because I had no idea that we had something like this on our very own campus. Here are some of my photos from that day.