With help from Clean Green Vista (CGV) and the Woman’s Club of Vista (WCV), AVID students from Rancho Minerva Middle School planted three fruit trees on their campus in early June. The students worked with community volunteer and WCV President Nancy Jones, also known as Farmer Jones, monthly during the school year at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens (AVBG) to learn about composting, worms, seeds and planting, medicinal herbs, and water conservation. They also participated in a community service day of landscaping at AVBG to help prepare for Earth Day earlier this year. This community service and garden mentor program was supported by a grant from the Vista Education Foundation and the trees were provided by CGV as part of a community grant. CGV members Diane Nygaard and Barbara Lorenzen attended to help plant the trees as well.