Xeriscape Garden Tour Highlights Beautiful Landscapes and Water Conservation


  Big Bear, CA, March 4, 2014 - With Spring approaching, thoughts are turning to gardening and planting. 2013 was the driest year on record in California and aside from our recent storm, 2014 is shaping up to be another very dry year. Native and drought tolerant plants are definitely a wise choice for your garden. They may cost … [Read more...]

“Dirt is good for you!”

Robbie Groundbreaking[1]

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 … [Read more...]

Time to Plant Big Bear’s Community Garden

Community Gardens Project of the Big Bear Valley

Big Bear, Ca April 1, 2011 5:00 pm - The ground-breaking for Big Bear’s Community Garden was last September.  Gardeners everywhere dream and plan during what seems to be a never-ending winter.  Big Bear gardeners are no different.  Now that spring seems to have finally arrived, they are excited and hopeful about planting in the China Gardens … [Read more...]

What Grows in a Big Bear Garden?

What Grows in a Garden

  Big Bear, Ca February 28, 2011 12:00 pm - What grows in a Big Bear garden?  According to the new book about Big Bear Elementary School’s Community Garden, some wonderful things.  The book was illustrated and designed by Big Bear High School student and artist Katie Adams.  She began creating the watercolors for the book when she … [Read more...]

Community Garden Groundbreaking: Monday September 27th


Big Bear, Ca, September 23, 2010, 2:00pm - The Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project will have their groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, September 27th, at 3 PM at the “China Gardens” site located on Fox Farm Rd. behind CVS Pharmacy. Interested community members are invited to join the Community Garden Committee, city officials, and county … [Read more...]

8th Annual Xeriscape Garden Tour is Saturday, July 24th

Big Bear Valley, July 20, 2010, 12:07pm - The Sierra Club hosts the 8th annual Xeriscape Garden Tour this Saturday, July 24th featuring seven homes where the owners have created beautiful landscaped gardens that highlight drought-tolerant and native plants.  Unique to the tour this year, one home will be showcased where the homeowner has combined … [Read more...]

69th Annual Flower Show Presented by the Woman’s Club of Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 15, 2010, 6:26pm - Although we have a short growing season in Big Bear, especially this year, annually the Woman’s Club of Big Bear Lake presents spectacular results.  The 69th Annual Flower Show begins Friday, July 16th through Saturday July 17th at the Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd at the Civic Center in … [Read more...]

Plans Grow, and Permits Approved, for Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project

Big Bear Lake, CA -- A community garden will soon be sprouting in Big Bear Lake, given the efforts of the grassroots group the Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project and the recent permits approval from the Planning Commission. As a June 16 decision from the Commission will allow for the development of a garden at 42050 Fox Farm Road, on the … [Read more...]

Affordable Apartment Complex Project Goes Before City Council; School Board and Planning Commission Also Meet This Week

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The proposed affordable apartment complex, slated for a nearly three-acre site on Jeffries Road across the street from Big Bear Middle School, once again goes before the City of Big Bear Lake; this round, the developer, National Core, Inc., goes before the City Council for conditional use permit approval, during this … [Read more...]

No Outdoor Watering for DWP Customers This Weekend; Conservation Measures in Place for Summer Season

For water customers of the Department of Water and Power, there will be additional water use restrictions over the Memorial Day weekend, so you may want to plan to do your outdoor watering in the meantime. On Saturday and Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend, DWP customers serviced in Big Bear Lake, Sugarloaf, Fawnskin and Lake Williams are asked to … [Read more...]