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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We're a Member of American Community Gardening Association

Latest Activity

Loretta Beavis posted photos
Feb 24
Loretta Beavis posted a blog post

Rain Gardens

Have you got rain puddles or just low spots on your property that catch and hold water for more than a day?  That is a rain garden--the place you plant seeds such…See More
Feb 24
Loretta Beavis's blog post was featured

Rain Gardens

Have you got rain puddles or just low spots on your property that catch and hold water for more than a day?  That is a rain garden--the place you plant seeds such…See More
Feb 24
Yogidave posted a status
"tons of winter greens to share....Wishing everyone a great early Spring...I do welcome visitors and seeing other's gardens too....smile"
Feb 4
Loretta Beavis posted blog posts
Feb 2
Loretta Beavis posted blog posts
Jan 27
Loretta Beavis posted blog posts
Jan 17
Loretta Beavis's 2 blog posts were featured
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
 

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

Rain Gardens

Have you got rain puddles or just low spots on your property that catch and hold water for more than a day?  That is a rain garden--the place…

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Posted by Loretta Beavis on February 24, 2015 at 12:21pm

Potato Project 2015

Okaaay, another potato project.  Well, I am really interested in the biodegradeability of the waste paper I used for this. This one inside the ambient temperature "greenhouse" (24x48) just because.  A layer of paper bags (bermuda grass under),  layer of "compost," layer of waste paper, compost, six pounds of Russet potato wedges (1.99 for 10 lbs on sale), a layer of compost.  This is a difficult corner of the "house" so I will give the potatoes a workout.  I want to get some Yukon Golds and…

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Posted by Loretta Beavis on February 2, 2015 at 8:54pm

Frosty February 2

Hi Neighbors...my front "yard" has aged manure, this morning a frosting of ice...wow.  I had a few hours of light rain about a week ago, enough for the wildflower season to germinate in Lucerne Valley.  The Ratibida columnifera ("Mexican hat") is releasing seeds now.  Apparently it doesn't happen until the first winter rain...hmmmm...I wondered why the seed pods did not disperse in the fall.  Nature knows best.  …

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Posted by Loretta Beavis on February 2, 2015 at 8:45pm

Funny stuff - seed savers

Hi Neighbors, well there was the post on First Responders of a Green Kind...today I present the "kfc space station."  A safe place for your seeds.  These are coriander (cilantro plants) in a snap lid food container from THE fast food place.

I put it on a champagne glass for the photo.  It was blurred and I thought it looked like a flying saucer on a landing pad.  Well, I still adore "WALL-E" so, maybe that's it.  What do you use?  Would be a fun contest or educational thing at a…

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Posted by Loretta Beavis on January 27, 2015 at 10:46am

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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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