Tag: Gardening

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 slightly more up front than other plants, but they’re heartier and require less water, and they’ll come back year after year. 2014 marks the 12th year for the annual Xeriscape Garden Tour, to be held on July 19th. Experts will be on hand at each of the homes on the tour to explain the ins and outs of creating a beautiful landscape and conserving water at the same time. To get some ideas on what to plant in your Xeriscape garden, go to: sierraclubbigbeargroup.org to download pictures of  gardens from past tours. For additional information on this year’s tour or to have your garden included in the tour, contact Christie Walker at...

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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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Time to Plant Big Bear’s Community Garden

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What Grows in a Big Bear Garden?

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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 supervisor Neil Derry, as the first shovel is pushed into the soil.  To date, 24 people have signed up for one of the 34 available garden plots that will be constructed in spring 2011. In addition to the individual plots, there will also be a raised handicapped accessible plot, community fruit trees, and a common growing area for local food banks.  The winter months will be spent writing grants, gathering donations, and securing materials for the spring 2011 build. Donations and support have already been received from Supervisor Derry, Butcher Block, Park & Recreation, the Big Bear Group Sierra Club, A Garden Club and a number of individuals in Big Bear Valley.  For more information or to contact materials, contact Committee Chairman Robbie Bos at...

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