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!

Members

We're a Member of American Community Gardening Association

Latest Activity

Loretta Beavis's 2 blog posts were featured
Jan 17
Loretta Beavis posted blog posts
Jan 17
Loretta Beavis commented on Guy & Nancy Hann's blog post Chickens in Winter
"Hi Guy, Nancy...what great information about chickens...and a rescue!  I did not know chickens get rescued.... I like chickens a lot.  When I was a kid growing up in LA, everyone had "backyard chickens" usually got them from a…"
Jan 15
Guy & Nancy Hann posted a blog post

Chickens in Winter

Chickens like the winter, in fact more comfortable in the winter than the warmth of the mid summer.When the temps get lower and the days get shorter chickens tend to lay a little less, but morebecause they like the longer light of day. So we light the coop with a heat lamp to lengthen the lightof the day and I think they like the little heat too. On the freezing nights I'm sure they like theheat a lot. In the winter they are mostly through the molting process and are looking sobeautiful with…See More
Jan 13
Guy & Nancy Hann posted a status
"Tending to the chickens."
Jan 13
Loretta Beavis posted a blog post
Jan 5
Loretta Beavis posted a blog post

Aquaculture/aquaponics

Nice weather in Lucerne...108 average.  Well, I was in my happy place and got to thinkin' about fish...asked a few questions from pro fish farms and found a source for homeowners who want to "do it yourself" the website is professional aquaculture.  You can look it up on the web-- www.proaqua.com.  The owner writes the blog and it is great as well as all the things a professional would have on the site.I hope your gardens are swamping your with blooms,…See More
Jul 9, 2014
Loretta Beavis's blog post was featured

Aquaculture/aquaponics

Nice weather in Lucerne...108 average.  Well, I was in my happy place and got to thinkin' about fish...asked a few questions from pro fish farms and found a source for homeowners who want to "do it yourself" the website is professional aquaculture.  You can look it up on the web-- www.proaqua.com.  The owner writes the blog and it is great as well as all the things a professional would have on the site.I hope your gardens are swamping your with blooms,…See More
Jul 9, 2014
Loretta Beavis posted a blog post
Jul 2, 2014
Loretta Beavis posted a blog post

Boquet of the Day June 22 2014

Oregano stems and a sunflowerSee More
Jun 22, 2014
Loretta Beavis posted a photo
May 30, 2014
Loretta Beavis's 3 blog posts were featured
May 30, 2014
Loretta Beavis posted blog posts
May 30, 2014
Loretta Beavis posted a status
"Harvested an elephant garlic to see "howyadoing?" The answer is...just fine!"
May 30, 2014
 

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

First responder of a greener kind...

Hi Neighbors!  I always look for the first new things to sprout in response to the earth's axial rotation --late winter to spring--as the earth leans toward the sun, it warms up from longer daylight hours; seeds and plants respond to temperature...here is a self-seeded radish on January 13.  It is so much fun to find!  It is in my 24x48 ambient temp greenhouse...what are the first signs of "spring" in your gardens?  I also watch tree/shrub buds swell on branches...…

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Posted by Loretta Beavis on January 17, 2015 at 5:55pm

renewing, reusing...elephant garlic

I have saved the root-ends of onions when I cut them for cooking and they regrow green leaves, flower...so why not garlic?  Another plant experiment from the mojave gardener....plants have an apical tip, the growing tip...it is that green shoot you see in garlic and flower bulbs, for example.  That is the short form of the biology...this picure shows some hefty elephant garlic bulbs with growth that stopped before they cloved...called "ball garlic" like golf ball, ya know?  So I planted them…

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Posted by Loretta Beavis on January 17, 2015 at 5:51pm

Chickens in Winter

Chickens like the winter, in fact more comfortable in the winter than the warmth of the mid summer.

When the temps get lower and the days get shorter chickens tend to lay a little less, but more

because they like the longer light of day. So we light the coop with a heat lamp to lengthen the light

of the day and I think they like the little heat too. On the freezing nights I'm sure they like the

heat a lot. In the winter they are mostly through the molting process…

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Posted by Guy & Nancy Hann on January 13, 2015 at 2:41pm — 1 Comment

Got Spring Fever?

Posted by Loretta Beavis on January 5, 2015 at 12:00pm

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Forum

gardens connection..... 3 Replies

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

April gathering....? 1 Reply

Started by Yogidave in Vision/Mission. Last reply by Loretta Beavis Mar 28, 2014.

Membership and contributions 1 Reply

Started by Loretta Beavis in Vision/Mission. Last reply by Ernesto Nevarez Sep 15, 2013.

 
 
 

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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