Learning as we Grow

On many mornings in April, May, and June, the excited voices of Bishop Elementary School third graders could be heard around the block as they rounded the corner, en route to Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Native Plant and Pollinator Demonstration Garden. A Bishop Elementary School third-grader waters her sunflower seed. When they reached their destination, they'd rush over to a strip of dirt they've been tending all spring. Each kid would excitedly scan the row of popsicle sticks …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:19-08:00June 21st, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Catch the Buzz: Tour Local Pollinator Gardens

Have you noticed the “Certified Pollinator Habitat” plaques that have been popping up on fence posts and garden gates throughout the Eastern Sierra? For the past three years, many locals have been hard at work creating beautiful native plant gardens. These blooming natural spaces offer more than aesthetic value: they are designed to provide much-needed habitat for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. With guidance from Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Eastside Pollinator …continue reading

2017-03-07T16:48:46-08:00May 25th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Slideshow from our GardenFest Celebration on April 30

Eastern Sierra Land Trust held our annual GardenFest on April 30 - and what a fun celebration it was! The day was spent welcoming the spring season and helping friends and supporters get their gardens growing. California Native Plant Society - Bristlecone Chapter sold native plants, and Chalfant Big Trees Farm & Feed sold vegetable starts as well as a variety of other landscaping plants. Attendees learned gardening tips and tricks from …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:45-08:00May 9th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Ring in the Spring at GardenFest!

Calling all green thumbs: are you ready to get your garden growing? Join us as we “Ring in the Spring” at our annual GardenFest Celebration! This year’s GardenFest is happening in association with Take it Outside California, a new movement aimed at inspiring Californians across the state to get outdoors and connect with the natural world on April 30 and May 1. Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s GardenFest will take place from 11 am – 2 pm …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:19-08:00April 12th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Keeping the Eastern Sierra Abloom

What's for dinner? Without pollinators, the options might be few. With one third of the food supply and at least 80% of the world's flowering plants depending on pollinators, their impact can be felt everywhere - from backyards to dinner plates. Much of the Eastern Sierra's natural treasures rely... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:27-08:00March 28th, 2016|Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|

Get your Pollinator Garden Growing this Spring!

This is post was written by ESLT's Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, Catherine Tao.  Pollinator Project participant Margy Marshall of Bishop, CA recently created this beautiful Certified Pollinator Garden in her yard. From wildflowers to working farms, much of our region’s natural treasures rely on bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in order to live and thrive. But their numbers are in decline: impacted by pathogens, parasites, pesticides, and the loss of open spaces, …continue reading

2017-03-07T16:49:04-08:00March 21st, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Growing Stronger Together: Chalfant Big Trees Farm &...

From a distance, Chalfant Big Trees Farm & Feed appears as a lush swathe of green rising from Chalfant Valley’s sandy soils. As the hands and hearts that have kept this family-owned garden store growing strong since its founding in 2003, Steve and Debbie Blair are firmly rooted in the Eastern Sierra community: they are committed to doing what they can to keep the region beautiful and productive. As business sponsors …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:09-08:00February 22nd, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Bridging Education and Conservation

Inyo County youth education professional Joanne Parsons has joined Eastern Sierra Land Trust's Board of Directors “I look forward to using my background in education and community engagement to share ESLT’s message through presentations to local civic clubs, organizations, and classrooms.” ~Joanne Parsons Having lived and worked in the Eastern Sierra for over 35 years, Joanne Parsons has a deep affection for her rugged home. So with the arrival of the New Year, …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:51-08:00January 26th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

This New Year, ESLT Turns 15!

The clock strikes midnight. Glasses clink, fireworks light the sky, lovers lean in for a kiss - and a new year unfolds, with all its endless possibility. For me, like many, this is a time to start fresh and set my sights on new goals; an occasion to appreciate the distance I've come and to chart the path ahead. As the Executive Director of Eastern Sierra Land Trust, I know in my heart that you - ESLT members and …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:46-08:00January 11th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|