Boulder Community Gardens

Neighborhood Connections and Sustainability

Leaderless circle of folks in the Morongo Basin around our individual and collective gardens. Share what you know--ask about what you don't!

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Loretta Beavis's blog post was featured

Fragrance and Mulch

Well, not all mulch is low-key.  There are many trees, shrubs, and plant materials that provide mulch.  Some are used sparingly because the essential oils of the plant or its defense system will permeate the soil and extinguish the plants you are mulching...eucalypts are a common example...I learned about cocoa mulch years ago…See More
Mar 15
Loretta Beavis posted a blog post

Fragrance and Mulch

Well, not all mulch is low-key.  There are many trees, shrubs, and plant materials that provide mulch.  Some are used sparingly because the essential oils of the plant or its defense system will permeate the soil and extinguish the plants you are mulching...eucalypts are a common example...I learned about cocoa mulch years ago…See More
Mar 15
Loretta Beavis's blog post was featured

Mulch and more mulch

As your garden increases, decreases, and moves through life's cycles, an integral component of the natural way is...mulch.I am enjoying time in the coastal garden and…See More
Mar 9
Loretta Beavis posted a blog post

Mulch and more mulch

As your garden increases, decreases, and moves through life's cycles, an integral component of the natural way is...mulch.I am enjoying time in the coastal garden and…See More
Mar 9
Loretta Beavis posted a blog post

New Perspective of old friend, the compost bin

Changing perspectives Compost Bins I am on an adventure to the Pacific coast. The beach climate of Ventura has presented a new perspective on an ood favorite - the compost bin! The backyard bin was the favorite cylinder of hardware cloth. I was invited to do some modifications. But, it came with some "I really don't likes."…See More
Mar 1
Loretta Beavis's blog post was featured

New Perspective of old friend, the compost bin

Changing perspectives Compost Bins I am on an adventure to the Pacific coast. The beach climate of Ventura has presented a new perspective on an ood favorite - the compost bin! The backyard bin was the favorite cylinder of hardware cloth. I was invited to do some modifications. But, it came with some "I really don't likes."…See More
Mar 1
Loretta Beavis replied to Loretta Beavis's discussion Your Vision for Soil Fertility?
"Welll, the soil where my Arizona adventure has taken place is mostly clay with blending of sand...you know what clay is like!I  I decided to clean up an area near the residence and made a small raised bed with layers of compost, bark and wood…"
Feb 26
Loretta Beavis posted a discussion
Feb 26
Loretta Beavis's discussion was featured
Feb 26
Loretta Beavis's photo was featured

Black Canyon Arizona

This stream/river runs across the back of the property. Wildlife and free range cattle use it. My adventure here is ended and I am searching for a job in sustainable agriculture. The soil here is clay/sand or sand. The rocks are metamorphic and…
Feb 26
Loretta Beavis posted a photo

Black Canyon Arizona

This stream/river runs across the back of the property. Wildlife and free range cattle use it. My adventure here is ended and I am searching for a job in sustainable agriculture. The soil here is clay/sand or sand. The rocks are metamorphic and…
Feb 26
James R. Simpson posted a status
"Blew out the drip system...digging in red clay now, and will fill in trench with nice, soft,sand...chickens are helping!"
Jul 25, 2016
Loretta Beavis posted blog posts
May 27, 2016
Loretta Beavis's blog post was featured
May 27, 2016
Loretta Beavis posted blog posts
May 7, 2016
Loretta Beavis's blog post was featured

Front porch farm

Front porch farmSee More
May 7, 2016
 

Welcome to Boulder Community Gardens!

Thanks for visiting ... If you live in the Morongo Basin and have an interest in growing your own food, flowers or native plants in our unique High Desert environment, you're in the right place! We're all here to share freely what we know, ask about what we don't know and so help each other make our gardens happen. There's also a bit of 'social' to our network! Feel free to post an event (see below-right on how-to's), post questions/answers to your blog, and join groups that interest you. Peruse the site and let us know what you think -- we're all co-creating it, so feel free to jump in!
Enjoy --Amara Alban

Blog Posts

Fragrance and Mulch

Well, not all mulch is low-key.  There are many trees, shrubs, and plant materials that provide mulch.  Some are used sparingly because the essential oils of the plant or its defense system will permeate the soil and extinguish the plants you are mulching...eucalypts are a common example...I learned about cocoa mulch years ago…

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Posted by Loretta Beavis on March 15, 2017 at 9:13am

Mulch and more mulch

As your garden increases, decreases, and moves through life's cycles, an integral component of the natural way is...mulch.…

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Posted by Loretta Beavis on March 9, 2017 at 7:30am

New Perspective of old friend, the compost bin

Changing perspectives Compost Bins

I am on an adventure to the Pacific coast. The beach climate of Ventura has presented a new perspective on an ood favorite - the compost bin! The backyard bin was the favorite cylinder of hardware cloth. I was invited to do some modifications. But, it came with some "I…

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Posted by Loretta Beavis on March 1, 2017 at 2:51pm

Cactus

Hi Neighbors, a person living in Yucca Valley is interested in growing cactus.  If you can post pics, info, or contacts, that would be grreat!…

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Posted by Loretta Beavis on May 27, 2016 at 9:13am

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Events

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Your Vision for Soil Fertility? 1 Reply

Started by Loretta Beavis in Vision/Mission. Last reply by Loretta Beavis Feb 26.

Yard Long Asparagus Beans

Started by Loretta Beavis in Vision/Mission Jul 18, 2015.

gardens connection..... 3 Replies

Started by Yogidave in Vision/Mission. Last reply by Loretta Beavis Apr 3, 2014.

 
 
 

Feel Free to Create An Event!

All members are invited to create events. When you do, please consider noting:

1) If you need help hosting your event (lighting, music, parking attendant, etc.).

2) If there is a requested donation (we recommend no one turned away for lack of funds).

3) What folks should bring (eg. chair, plate, utensils and cup, etc).

4) Encourge everyone to RSVP so you have an idea of who will be attending.

5) All the obvious stuff like, date, time, purpose and place!

Note: Be sure to broadcast an invitation to your event to the entire network (if that's your intention). You can also send to your uploaded email lists ...just check out the options. Also, be sure to 'feature' your event so it shows up at the top of the front page.

Let me know if you need any help getting the word out about your event -- I'll be glad to help.

Cheers --Amara

Suggested Links

http://www.organicconsumers.org/

Real dirt on the environment
http://greendig.net/

Bio Regional sustainability/green culture
http://www.planetdrum.org

Growing in used tires:
http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/sanders98.htm

Earthbag Building and Beyond
http://guidingstarcreations.com

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