Tour Pilgrim Terrace Community Garden With Cerena

Sustainability, diversity, sharing and learning!  Visit beautiful Pilgrim Terrace Community Garden, one of Santa Barbara's three Community Gardens!  See what is happening in the garden now and we will talk about August, see planting principles in practice - like how to plant a lot in a small space!  Be inspired!

Cerena Childress has been an avid gardener since 2002. Although not a long time gardener she has learned a lot in a short time through intense online research and ‘hands on’ learning from her 49 fellow gardeners at the Pilgrim Terrace Community Garden. Ms. Childress became a Certified Master Gardener in 2007 and that very year started talking to Master Gardener classes on vegetable gardening. She is an active community speaker, speaking for the Santa Barbara Organic Garden Club, to Santa Barbara Neighborhood Exchanges, at local Seed Swaps on seed saving, to local gardening clubs, groups, and La Sumida Nursery.  Learning continues!  This year's experiment is tomato grafting!

She is a strong Permaculture, Food Not Lawns and Lasagna Gardening enthusiast. Ms. Childress is also the author of the Green Bean Connection, a monthly newsletter and blog that includes up to date gardening information and advice. She wrote The Garden Post for Santa Barbara View for 2 years.

Wear a sun hat if it is a hot day.  Bring sunscreen, water.  Wear sturdy closed shoes.  There are no bathrooms, so you know what to do.

There is limited parking behind the garden, where the entrance to the garden is.  Otherwise, its nearby street park and walk.  Walk, bike, carpool if you can. MAP - please see this map for parking area and where the garden entrance is!  If you need to contact me [masked] Gerri

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  • Gerri F.

    Cerena is a wealth of information and eager to share in a friendly manner. She provided permaculture principles in a practical way. We learned about soil, watering (although I do wonder about overuse), companion planting, etc. It would be fun to have her provide a workshop event where we can sit in a relaxed environment and have more discussions...

    1 · July 21, 2013

    • Cerena aka W.

      Thanks, Geri! And thanks for posting the images! I captioned them with some of the tips we shared. I would love to do a workshop event! We are on the brink of fall planting - if we do it soon, we could talk about fall planting tricks, plant selection, garden design.

      July 21, 2013

  • Marcy

    Gosh keep trying to make these. It will happen soon.

    July 20, 2013

  • Cody C.

    So sorry that I won't be able to attend.

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this but I caught a cold and can't make it.

    July 19, 2013

  • Cody C.

    Hi! I need to cancel for this Saturday. I'm very sorry to miss it; hopefully, I'll be able to make it another time. Thanks for making it available.

    July 17, 2013

  • Cerena aka W.

    Hi, Cody! The first map Gerri put up was located on a different street, so I updated it to Pilgrim Terrace Dr. You enter at the east entrance, the one where you can see the garden when you drive in. Limited parking is behind the garden (where the entrance is) - good if you can carpool. Other parking at Pilgrim Terrace is for residents only. So, thanks in advance to all of you for working with that so us gardeners don't get in trouble! :) On my page, both map links work - the one at the top and the one in the text of the last paragraph. If you still can't get either to work, Cody, email me and I'll send you the link.

    Thanks so much! Looking forward to meeting you!

    July 1, 2013

  • Cody C.

    Hi! I was just notified that the venue changed but address is the same. Also, map is not accessible. ??

    July 1, 2013

  • Michel

    See you there, Gerri !

    June 29, 2013

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