Attention, San Jacinto Valley gardeners, Check out this opportunity!
Promoting sustainable landscaping practices is our mission. Join us to help beautify the Santa Fe Depot in Hemet and the Ramona Bowl. Monthly meetings.
Valley Beautiful began in 1964 as a small group of women dedicated to saving heritage oaks and other trees in the San Jacinto Valley. In the next three decades, proceeds from teas and plant sales funded countless trees and rose bushes for donation to local cities and schools, as well as scholarships for students interested in horticulture. Annual awards were given to businesses that enhanced the valley’s appearance with landscaping. Working with the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Valley Beautiful was instrumental in the implementation of an ordinance requiring developers to plant trees, the publishing of a county tree planting guide and designating the crape myrtle as the official tree of the City of Hemet. The San Jacinto Museum and the Santa Fe depot at State and Florida were given sizable donations. Today, Valley Beautiful promotes the use of “water wise” plants in landscaping. Recent and current projects include: re- landscaping the garden of the Estudillo Mansion and San Jacinto Museum; to see website http://www.ci.san-jacinto.ca.us/news/conservation-garden.html#garden/image1.jpg : refurbishing gardens at the Santa Fe Depot and the Ramona Bowl in Hemet. We have garden work mornings at the Ramona Bowl every Wednesday at 9 am. Marjorie Roberts can be found in the Terrace Garden across from the ticket office. The third Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 am, we garden at the Estudillo Heritage Park Water Conservation Garden on the northwest corner of 7th & Dillon in San Jacinto in front of the San Jacinto Museum. The last Friday of each month, we garden at the Hemet Santa Fe Depot Museum from 9 am to 11 am. The public is welcome to come to any of these garden work mornings. The public is invited to all meetings, held on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 PM at the Santa Fe Depot/Hemet Museum upstairs at the northeast corner of State St and Florida Ave in Hemet. Speakers and demonstrations are often featured. Call for information, 951-658-7319 or 951-634-4952. The Seven Principles of Water Wise Landscaping Proper planning and design Soil analysis and improvement Practical turf areas Sensible plant selection and grouping Efficient irrigation Mulching Appropriate maintenance ▪ Residential water use averages 138,000 gallons per year or 380 gallons per day per household ▪ 75 % of most homeowners’ water bill is spent on their landscaping What is Xeriscape? An innovative gardening technique which produces beautiful and environmentally sustainable landscapes while conserving precious water. (Actually it comes from the Greek word “xeros”, meaning “dry”, which perfectly describes the climate of the San Jacinto Valley.) Sources of Information about Xeriscaping www.bewaterwise.com www.wmwd.com www.mwdh2o.com www.thegarden.org www.emwd.org www.cal-nativeplants.com
Mission: Our mission is to promote the beautification of the San Jacinto Valley through water conservation
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