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University of the Third Age Group Treated to Campus Garden Tour

One of the many reasons for the University of San Diego’s designation as the nation’s most beautiful campus by the Princeton Review is its colorful landscape.

U3A Garden Tour June 2018

Ernie Salazar, assistant manager of ground maintenance for USD’s Facilities Management, gave a 90-minute campus garden tour June 27 to members of the University of the Third Age program, a life-long learning program for people ages 55 and up.

Salazar led the group from the west terrace area of the Mother Rosalie Hill Hall toward Copley Library, Camino Hall courtyard and Camino-Founders patio, all around the Paseo de Colachis and concluded the tour at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice’s Garden of the Sea.

He explained about the different types of palm trees on the USD campus, pointed out the drought-proof plants, flowers, trees and grass. Salazar answered many questions from the U3A group. The tour came as U3A, a program done through USD's Professional and Continuing Education, was nearing the conclusion of its June summer session and 40th anniversary year.

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