What we're about

Do you enjoy gardening? Are you a foodie? Want to know more about raised beds, permaculture, food forests, biodynamic farming, patio gardening, drip irrigation, water-wise native plants, heat-tolerant chickens, regional seed bank, pastured livestock and poultry, worm farming, beneficial insects, mycorrhizal fungi, sustainability, food, optimal health, nutrition and wellness? Join our network. Let's rebuild and regenerate our environment one backyard at a time!
This group teaches people, communities, families and children to be in touch with their food. Empower yourself to grow! All skill levels welcome and are invited to participate. School classes welcome.
"Gardening add life to your years and years to your life!"

Upcoming events (4+)

Installation & Establishment of Cali native gardens, on-line, pre-register below

Learn how to properly install your new landscape and get your garden off to a healthy start! Choosing great plants and a great design are important, but that is only part of what you need to succeed with a landscape renovation. Equally important is preparing your site, installing everything properly, and caring for your plants correctly during the critical “establishment” period. Join us for this workshop and learn how to set yourself up for success! Beginner to intermediate learner.

In this workshop we will cover:

-The steps to install a new landscape, and the order in which to take them on
-Preparing your site
-Basics of construction for simple paths and patios
-Irrigation installation, as it relates to project installation (for more details on irrigation systems, attend our other irrigation-focused workshops)
-Basics of “grading” (digging and moving soil) to capture water in features like dry stream beds (for more details, attend our “Rainwater -Harvesting for Home Landscapes” workshop)
-Plant layout and installation
-Cleanup, mulching, and final installation details
-Garden “establishment”: how to care for and water plantings in their critical first years to transition them into their new homes and set them up to thrive.

Thank you to the Chino Basin Water Conservation District for hosting this class!

****To obtain your class link, follow this link to pre-register. (you will not receive a link just by RSVPing to this MeetUp, Chino Basin Water District classes are being hosted through EventBrite.com) Live class registration allows you to participate with the instructor. Registration ends the day before the workshop:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/installation-and-establishment-of-california-native-and-waterwise-gardens-tickets-159532414747?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

If you miss this class or would like to see it again, go to YouTube, search for Waterwise Community Center and view it a week or two later. Or go there now and view a past class.

Photo Credit: California Native Plant Society, cnps.org

Building your gardening network - Leadership

Online event

Gardening brings joy and harvests to feed us as well as improving local ecology (think critters, pollinators, mycorrhizal fun-guys).

We welcome you to join the Inland Empire chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers (IECRFG) leadership team. Learn how to network within our vast county; connect with speakers; research rare fruit growing topics; plan fun membership field trips and activities.

From experience, becoming actively involved in one (or more) garden clubs, actually improves your own garden. And it gives you a vast exposure to many more plants you can grow, outside of the traditional nurseries and big box stores.

Follow IECRFG on facebook.com/iecrfg
For more information go to: CRFG.org

This is also an opportunity for many of you to get continuing education or community work hours. The pandemic hasn't slowed us down...the trees and plants keep growing with or without us! The IECRFG has monthly activities that need your help.

Nominations will take place during our monthly meeting, Thursday, November 2, 2021. Elections will be held Thursday, December 2, 2021. Term is for one year starting January 1, 2022. You MUST be an active member in good standing of both the the national CRFG organization and our local chapter. For a membership application, contact Lisa at [masked]

Our leadership team includes: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Past-Chair, Directors at large. We also have a newsletter editor and are looking for web creators and Basic Attention Token app creators and other design coordinators (for T-shirts, hats, promo items).

Login to tonight's meeting with Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting by website link
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Join by calling
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Pollinator Power!!! Discover the natives - online class, pre-register below

The Power of Pollinators presentation, introduces you to the subjects of natural resources, pollinators/pollination, human pollinator relationships, Western Monarchs and native milkweed.

At the end of the presentation, participants will have the knowledge go forward and take meaningful action to be stewards of native pollinators, Western Monarchs and milkweed.

Speaker: Michele Felix-Derbarmdiker, Naturalist

Pre-register now to get your custom link to participate in the class (or at latest, 30 minutes before the class starts):
https://wmwd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqfu6gqj8oHdRX4VHZpHHw_dpWCFOHjG30?_x_zm_rtaid=0L4OLD2iR8O86B-BQIilyg.1633237205234.dad18a9191bff64fac42909f072923e4&_x_zm_rhtaid=169

Growing Fruit Trees for the home garden, online workshop, pre-register below

Going to the local nursery and buying what catches your eye does not always lead to the desired results. This class will provide you with the information you need to get going or help refine your techniques for growing fruit at home, whether you want to plant one tree or an entire home orchard.

Participants in this class will leave understanding:

• The best fruit tree selections and varieties for our local area, and options for where to purchase them

• How to select the best location on your property for new plantings

• Preparation and planting techniques

• Techniques to keep fruit trees small, to fit more varieties into a limited space

• Integrating fruit trees as part of your larger landscape

• Basics of efficient irrigation options and irrigation scheduling for fruit trees

Note: We are located in inland Southern California and content will be focused on our region. Participants in other areas with similar climates may find this information to be useful.

This workshop will be recorded for later public posting.

This workshop will be hosted using free Zoom webinar software. Login information and instructions will be sent to you with your registration confirmation email.

Follow-this link to get your personalized zoom link and to participate live during the class:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fruit-trees-for-home-gardens-online-workshop-tickets-159535108805?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Photo credit: CBWCD

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