Our final photoshoot as a class was at the Rincon reservation in Valley Center, CA. We learned about the effort the Native Americans are putting in to help restore their native plants into several gardens. These gardens were located right next to a peaceful creek that ran on the side of the hills. They are separated into four sections with one facing the ocean, one the desert, one the mountains, and one the valley. After the students helped plant, Dr. Joely Proudfit, a proud descendant of the Pechanga band of Luiseño, talked about the history of the reservation and the struggles of its restoration.
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.