Get your Garden Growing

Celebrate Spring at Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s annual GardenFest Kick off the growing season with Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT)! On Thursday, April 24th from 3-6PM, make your way to ESLT’s garden for the annual “GardenFest.” Attendees are invited to ask for advice from Master Gardeners, trade heirlooms in the seed swap, purchase plants from local nurseries and organizations, and much more. Plus, you can learn more about ESLT’s latest launch – …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:29-08:00March 18th, 2014|Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|

On the Sunny Side

Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) is turning heads, toward the bright yellow blooms of sunflowers peeking over the fence on Home Street. The ESLT garden has been bursting with color, a product of a partnership with Bishop Elementary third grade classrooms and the 4H Sunflower Group to grow sunflowers in the ESLT garden... Click here to read the Sheet article online

2017-03-10T14:14:30-08:00August 7th, 2012|Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|

Spring is here in the ESLT Garden!

Toiling away in the office, I find it a great pleasure to sneak a peak at our awakening garden out the front window.  We have poppies and prince’s plume and tidy tips flowering, with feasting bees and gold finches enjoying it all, too.  A garden is a powerful thing – getting our hands dirty and producing food is inspiring and humbling (darn squash bugs!) while creating a bountiful space for beneficial insects …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:12-08:00April 22nd, 2011|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

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: 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|