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!


We're a Member of American Community Gardening Association


Latest Activity

Loretta Beavis's photo was featured
Apr 10
Loretta Beavis posted a photo
Apr 10
Loretta Beavis posted a status
"Collecting leaves for an herbarium. The spring plants remind us that things happen on nature's calendar, not man-made ones!"
Apr 10
Olivia de Haulleville posted a status
"How are the Moringa babies doing today (2/2/18)"
Feb 2
James R. Simpson commented on Joshua Burgett's group Brew Party
"The Mead has settled...and is 9 years in the jug...wondrous good..."
Feb 1
James R. Simpson commented on Jill Giegerich's group Moringa Tree Club
"Our Moringa is doing better and better...can not wait for Spring, when I transplant seedlings,and Trees to the outdoor beds..."
Feb 1

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…


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.…


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…


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


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!…


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



Your Vision for Soil Fertility? 1 Reply

Started by Loretta Beavis in Vision/Mission. Last reply by Loretta Beavis Feb 26, 2017.

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

Real dirt on the environment

Bio Regional sustainability/green culture

Growing in used tires:

Earthbag Building and Beyond


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