Tag: Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project

BBMS Students Work to Bring Sustainability to The Community

Big Bear, CA, December 11, 2015 – Students at Big Bear Middle School are bringing sustainability to the community with their teacher Tracy Tokunaga. One of the projects they are working on this year is Project Localize where they are learning what makes a food system sustainable, and sharing sustainable solutions with the community through artwork that they will be creating this spring. Tokunaga says the students have accomplished quite a bit so far with the Big Bear Farm2Mountain Produce Club. The students run a farmer’s market out of the classroom every week on Tuesday. They work with the Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project and with JF Organic Farm, which is less than 75 miles from Big Bear. The Community Gardens Project donates produce to sell at the farmer’s market and customers of the Produce Club are able to order organic produce online through their website. Every Tuesday, the students unload the produce, check orders, assemble boxes, and run the cash register. The money they make from this program supplies the school salad bar with organic produce every week. The Community Gardens Project will work with Big Bear Middle School students in the spring to plant their own garden plot. The food they harvest will then supplement their Tuesday farmer’s market. Students also ‘juice’ every Friday, making organic fruit smoothies on their newly engineered blender...

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“Dirt is good for you!”

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 12, 2013 – The Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project is hosting a series of educational workshops every Saturday from May 18 through September. The workshops are FREE and open to the public, held at the Community Gardens on Fox Farm Road behind CVS and across from Kmart. Participants should bring their own chair and something to drink.  The schedule is as follows: May 18, 10:00 a.m. Protecting Against Late Spring Frost—Mother’s Day may be behind us but that doesn’t me we are completely safe from a late season frost. Find out how to protect your newly planted veggies. Presented by Robbie Bos. May 18, 1:00 p.m. How to Build a Self-Watering Planter, Global Bucket—You can have fresh vegetables in the smallest of spaces. Learn how in this fun workshop. Supplies are not necessary but if you bring two 5-gallon buckets and 2ft of 1 inch PVC pipe we will help you with the tools needed to make the planter. Presented by Fran Wyman. May 25, 10:00 a.m. Preparing the Soil—Learn how to turn crummy dirt into rich soil with tips on how to compost. Presented by Marv Cira. June 1, 10:00 a.m.  Roots of My Obsession—Kick Off National Gardening Week with multiple speakers and demonstrations. Presented by A Garden Club. June 8, 10:00 a.m. Dirt is GOOD for You—Learn why working the soil is not only...

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Turning Compost Into Food

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 30, 2012, 6am – It’s fall, and Valley residents will be raking up leaves. So instead of throwing them away, let the Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project turn those leaves into compost to feed the soil next spring. The Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project is looking for oak, poplar, maple, birch or aspen leaves. Please, no pine needles or yard trash – dry leaves only. Bagged leaves can be dropped off at the garden on Fox Farm Road at the large side delivery gate, not the gate at Fox Farm...

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