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The garden keeps buzzing (and humming) along

Believe it or not, I once had a job that required me sitting for hours amongst the flowers, notepad in hand, counting the number and type of pollinators making visits to a specific plant. I found it quite meditative, though it probably sounds more romantic than it really was once you factor in the summer heat and note  that the sea of flowers were the spiny heads of the invasive ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:11-08:00July 7th, 2010|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

ESLT Making Gardening Connections

Hot of the press - ESLT Spring 2010 Newsletter. Read it here >> The ESLT Garden Makes Community Connections What can a garden space offer? It offers a place for birds, wildlife and pollinators to feed and live. It offers a place for gardeners to grow delicious food. It offers an attractive place for community members to host meetings and gather. It offers a place of learning for local youth to discover ...continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:32-08:00March 31st, 2010|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

ESLT Garden — Growing Relationships

For the past summer and fall, ESLT has been cultivating our new garden. We harvested a variety of beautiful tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers and other veggies. We saw birds feasting and bees happily buzzing. The garden provided a wonderful space for cultivating delicious fresh foods for us humans and nourishing birds, bees and butterflies. And now, despite the chill in the air and the arrival of winter, the garden still continues to ...continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:33-08:00December 10th, 2009|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Pollinators in our midst

What fun it is to take a closer look at the bees, butterflies, and birds who are working hard in our flower gardens and flowering native plants! In the ESLT garden, we are enjoying watching the gangs of bees on our sunflower garden - lots of native species but what are they? Check out this website to join the pollinator craze: http://www.greatsunflower.org/ Steve, a nature photographer I know well, is ...continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:47-08:00August 7th, 2009|Pollinator Gardens, What's New|

Spring Is Here

Spring is here, and here at the Eastern Sierra Land Trust, we are proud to announce that we are collaborating with our landlords to put in a pollinator friendly vegetable and flower garden. Dennis Oakeshott (ESLT member with his lovely wife, Jeanne) and his furry friend Migo are the muscle and brains for this project. First to go is the useless bermuda grass lawn, which took some heavy equipment to remove. Next, ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:37-08:00March 13th, 2009|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|