Jenna Baucke, lab assistant for the Fine Arts Department at City College, collects flowers in the Santa Barbara City College Lifescape garden and Chumash Point Ethnobotanical Preserve for the upcoming faculty show at the Atkinson Gallery. “The gardens here are incredible,” said Baucke. “I just moved back here from New York City and can’t believe I’m picking flowers and watching butterflies and sailboats.”
Salvador, 4, and his brother Leonardo, 8, gaze into the pond at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, looking for turtles. The boys and their father, Gildardo Dorantes (not pictured), recently moved to Santa Barbara from Goleta, and ever since, “they always want to come here to feed the ducks,” said Dorantes, with a bagful of bread.