Anyone and everyone is encouraged to join the Student Organic Gardening Association! This membership simply means that you enjoy the garden space and wish to help us achieve food justice in the community. DeCal students, Open Hours volunteers, frequent workshop attendees, and any other regular garden-goers are considered members of SOGA!
Being Involved with the Garden
SOGA is a community garden run by students, so naturally, it thrives on the constant flow of ideas that come through the garden year after year. The horizontal organization of SOGA’s leadership means that every SOGA member’s voice has the power to affect real change in the garden and community. Most conversations about SOGA’s operations take place during weekly meetings on Sundays directly following Open Hours (10 am -2 pm), but if you have a project idea for the garden, simply send us an email!
Who’s “in charge”?
While SOGA is the result of many passionate and talented leaders, there are a few managers appointed each semester to ensure the garden is well-maintained.
Ji Won Choi – Operations Manager
William Smith – Agro-Ecology Manager
Antonio Ferrer/Angela White – Financial Manager
New Management Positions in SOGA
Our current garden management is looking for leaders within our new committees, and many more positions to come! BI-POC, LGBTQ, and DSP volunteers will be prioritized in these leadership positions to promote more intersectionality, systematic inclusion, and equitable use and distribution of fruit and land.
If you share interest in holding a management position in SOGA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, any experiences/resumes, and something that interests you about our Student Organic Learning Garden.