Please join us for our first Garden Gala.
Please click the link below for details!
Everyone has been busy here at Huerta Del Valle—sowing, growing and harvesting organic produce. We have also been having a great time at the garden enjoying our community and making new friends along the way.
This Summer our garden thrived, we learned more about the benefits of organic gardening and the community ate healthier.
Here are a few images of 2015 summer garden moments and delicious produce!
And lastly, we would like to share a link to an article about our garden title "Huerta Del Valle an Ontario Oasis" written by Mark Winne. Enjoy!
Happy second anniversary! Look at this video that the media arts for social justice class made for us at Pitzer college:
Huerta del Valle we are blessed to have so many people sharing their time and knowledge so that we can all grow together.
Thank you to Ruben Brambila, who did a Get to Know Your City workshop at our November monthly meeting. We learned about who makes decisions in cities and how. We also learned about the best ways to get in touch with these people, and how to work with them in collaboration.
Please come out to our monthly meetings every third Monday of the month at the garden! We’ll be here at 831 E. Belmont St. Ontario, CA 91761.
We also had community service club volunteers visit us from the Webb School, where we initiated them to the hard work involved with taking care of our compost piles. We hope to see them every Monday at HDV!
Finally, thank you to our volunteers for harvesting and packing with us to get our sales off to the Claremont Market Shares at Pitzer College.
Many people associate winter with cold weather and gray skies, but the plants at Huerta del Valle are soaking up our great California sun. Thank you to the Pitzer Grove House and Shakedown restaurants as well as the Pitzer dining hall for supporting our farm. Eat our cilantro at Pitzer lunches on Tuesday!
Director Maria Alonso and Maria Mendoza attended the November LA Food Policy Council meeting. They met Will Allen, who works as the CEO of Growing Power, Inc., a farm and community food center in Milwaukee that strives to grow food, to grow minds, and to grow community. The meeting focused on issues of food waste and composting in LA. Composting is a great way to reduce the massive amount of food waste that releases tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year. Here at Huerta del Valle, we compost hundreds of pounds of food waste every week from our community partner grocery stores: Red Tomatoes Farmer’s Market in Rancho Cucamonga and Tres Amigos in Ontario.
The seasons are changing at Huerta del Valle! We dug out the last of our summer crops, so look out for pumpkins, corn, kale, chard, and your other favorite fall vegetables. We also spent some time getting festive for Halloween with our Abejas, and making new friends to help scare the crows away.
Join us Wednesday, October 8th at Huerta del Valle for a compost workshop and a screening of the film Growing Cities, produced by Andrew Monbouquette. This event is open to the public, and we invite all community members to bring their friends and family. Food will be provided. Please RSVP by e-mailing the number of people in your group to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the flyer for more information.