Community Gardens

Community Gardens

Riverside’s commitment towards sustainability is exemplified through the city’s community garden initiative. Not only are community gardens are a great way to educate Riversiders on environmental friendly and sustainable practices, it is also a great way for neighbors to connect. Riverside‘s five community gardens can be found flourishing all the way from the Arlanza neighborhood to the Tequesquite community. Every garden is free to visit for all Riverside residents and is a great way to get the youth involved in green initiatives.


Description

The Tequesquite Community Garden is a neighborhood garden located in a portion of Riverside City’s Bonaminio Park. The Wood Streets Green Team, a group of neighborhood residents, meet once a month to collaborate and develop plans for this garden.


Contact Info

5000 Tequesquite Ave, Riverside, CA 92506  
  silvestri.pat@gmail.com
  Tequesquite Community Garden

Description

The Arlanza Community Garden was created by local community leaders of the Child Leader Project and Riverside City Parks and Recreation department. This space is invested in encouraging youth be more engaged in the community and creating social change through art, food, and classroom space.


Contact Info

8700 Cypress Ave, Riverside, California 92503  
  (951) 732-7509
  growarlanza@gmail.com
  Arlanza Community Garden

Description

The UCR Community Garden, also known as R’Garden, is available to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Through this garden, people are able to grow fresh produce, while having the opportunity to engage in social, environmental, economic sustainability though a food systems approach. R’Garden has available a community garden, row crops, a Valancia orchard, and a greenhouse area.


Contact Info

  1060 Martin Luther King Blvd. Riverside, CA 92507
  (951) 827-4271
  rgarden@ucr.edu
  UC Riverside Community Garden

Description

The RCC Community Garden is focused on making healthy, sustainable food available to the community through education and practice. Small garden plots are available and the garden utilizes local materials, while at the same considering the local climate and soil conditions. This community garden enables RCC students to engage in outdoor learning by providing a space for outdoor laboratory exercises. The RCC Community Garden supports students and community members interested in creating a sustainable environment.


Contact Info

 4800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506

  Tonya.Huff@rcc.edu
  Riverside City College Community Garden

Description

The Eastside Community Garden is connected to the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department here in Riverside City. The garden is located at Emerson Elementary School. The garden serves several groups and individuals, including Emerson Elementary students, disabled students from John W. North High School, Taiwanese immigrants, and local community members. A wide range of fruit, vegetables, and flowers grow in the garden year-round.


Contact Info

  4660 Ottawa Ave Riverside, CA 92507, Riverside, CA 92507
  Tonya.Huff@rcc.edu
  Eastside Community Garden

Community Gardens

Riverside’s commitment towards sustainability is exemplified through the city’s community garden initiative. Not only are community gardens are a great way to educate Riversiders on environmental friendly and sustainable practices, it is also a great way for neighbors to connect. Riverside‘s five community gardens can be found flourishing all the way from the Arlanza neighborhood to the Tequesquite community. Every garden is free to visit for all Riverside residents and is a great way to get the youth involved in green initiatives.


Description

The Tequesquite Community Garden is a neighborhood garden located in a portion of Riverside City’s Bonaminio Park. The Wood Streets Green Team, a group of neighborhood residents, meet once a month to collaborate and develop plans for this garden.


Contact Info

 Tequesquite Ave, Riverside, CA 92506
  silvestri.pat@gmail.com
  Tequesquite Community Garden

Description

The Arlanza Community Garden was created by local community leaders of the Child Leader Project and Riverside City Parks and Recreation department. This space is invested in encouraging youth be more engaged in the community and creating social change through art, food, and classroom space.


Contact Info

  8700 Cypress Ave, Riverside, California 92503  
  (951) 732-7509
  growarlanza@gmail.com
 Arlanza Community Garden

Description

The UCR Community Garden, also known as R’Garden, is available to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Through this garden, people are able to grow fresh produce, while having the opportunity to engage in social, environmental, economic sustainability though a food systems approach. R’Garden has available a community garden, row crops, a Valancia orchard, and a greenhouse area.


Contact Info

  1060 Martin Luther King Blvd. Riverside, CA 92507
  (951) 827-4271
  rgarden@ucr.edu
 UC Riverside Community Garden

Description

The RCC Community Garden is focused on making healthy, sustainable food available to the community through education and practice. Small garden plots are available and the garden utilizes local materials, while at the same considering the local climate and soil conditions. This community garden enables RCC students to engage in outdoor learning by providing a space for outdoor laboratory exercises. The RCC Community Garden supports students and community members interested in creating a sustainable environment.


Contact Info

  4800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506

  Tonya.Huff@rcc.edu
 Riverside City College Community Garden

Description

The Eastside Community Garden is connected to the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department here in Riverside City. The garden is located at Emerson Elementary School. The garden serves several groups and individuals, including Emerson Elementary students, disabled students from John W. North High School, Taiwanese immigrants, and local community members. A wide range of fruit, vegetables, and flowers grow in the garden year-round.


Contact Info

 4660 Ottawa Ave Riverside, Riverside, CA 92507
  Tonya.Huff@rcc.edu
 Eastside Community Garden

Community Garden Highlight

Cinque TerreRCC Community Garden 2016 Spring Art Exhibit Community gardens are not only a local space to grow produce and flowers, but they allow for communities to come together and engage in artwork provided by local community members. On May 7th, the RCC Community Garden hosted a Spring Art Exhibit. This spring time event provided an opportunity for Riverside City College students, faculty, and community members to come together and display a variety of artwork, such as paintings and photography, and the opportunity to tour around the school community garden. During the event, local musicians provided light music appropriate for the garden environment, including a guitar solo. The music and light breeze created a relaxing ambience for visitors to enjoy the displayed artwork and showcased the vegetables and fruit grown by student groups.

The event included an opportunity for attendees to contribute to the garden by painting stones that creatively identifies what plant is being grown in the plot or by making donations for the seedlings provided. The successful event was coordinated by faculty member Professor Tonya Huff and student Alysa Carrillo, who brought together people interested in the community garden and local artwork to one centralized location.