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Mt. Vernon Median Make Over Phase 1

RIP December 2018

Apparently someone took exception to our community self-guerrilla gardening action. Maybe they didn’t like the plants we chose?

From this:

UNA Love Riverside Day 2018 Project










To This:






To Now:

UNA LoveRiverside Day Project Destroyed






One theory being circulated is that RCTC is planning to do a major landscape upgrade along the portion of the line through the neighborhood, investing the resources healthy communities deserve and that should have been part of the project originally.

Neighbors and UCR students also deserve to have access to their trails and the Box Springs Mountains Preserve again.

No one is buying a safety issue regarding visibility. We have state of the art Quiet Zones. No reason we shouldn’t have the state of neighborhood art when it comes to our landscaping preferences.

Especially when it’s crowd sourced FREE, and a whole lot better that what we got from RCTC and the Ghost Train.  See Average Ridership Numbers Below 2018.

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91/Perris Valley Line 2,995 899 608


Original Post Below:

Love Riverside 2018 brings another instant green space in the neighborhood.

University Neighborhood gardeners are not deterred by a little rain. They’ve been know to exclaim, “hell yes, let’s plant something!”

So we did. Thanks to all the volunteers who proved once again, many hands make short work.

Here’s Before:

Here’s After. Check it out.

Riverside Garden Oasis Group Meeting

Hello Garden Lovers! The Riverside Garden Oasis is meeting this Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:00 am at Scott’s & Michele’s beautiful garden!  

2750 Orange St.  Riverside, 92501

Riverside  Garden Oasis Meeting Location Map Sep 22 2018

Garden open at 8:30 am for light refreshments. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend and enjoy the beautiful gardens.

We will learn what we should be doing to prepare a winter veggie garden and see how beautiful a water-wise garden can be at the end of a very long hot summer! Hope to see you there.

The Riverside Garden Oasis meets on the 4th Saturday every other month. Next meeting November 24, 2018; location to be announced! Follow us on Facebook & Instagram

Next Grow Riverside Community Event Looking For Growers

January 30, 2016 was a night of inspired minds and happy taste buds.  GrowRIVERSIDE partnered with Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) to present an eventful farm-to-fork event called Dinner in the KITCHEN, featuring mocktails, entertainment and idea generation.Located at RUSD’s Central Kitchen, the event featured food from their farm-to-fork school program, which supplies fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, meats and beans from local farms and connects them directly with students in their daily lunches.

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Riverside North Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project

The Riverside North Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project will capture and recharge high-quality storm water to the Rialto-Colton and Riverside groundwater basins for subsequent extraction and municipal use, allow partnering agencies to further utilize local water resources and become less dependent on imported water, increase water supply reliability, and improve groundwater quality. Read more . . .

Grow Riverside Community Gathering

Hello All!

I wanted to remind you that the second “GrowRIVERSIDE Community Gathering” is coming up next Thursday, May 7 at Dale’s Senior Center in White Park from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.

Sponsor Woodfire Cafe (a local Riverside food business), which serves up the best Neapolitan-style pizza in the Inland Empire, will be providing pizza for attendees to sample and discussing their desire to source more local ingredients from surrounding farmers.

The event will feature a panel discussion with local Riverside food business owners and presentations by Angela Janus, Founder of ShareKitchen, on how the company’s incubator program works to help value-added local food businesses grow and thrive in Riverside, and Nick Melquiades of the Riverside Food Co-op, who will discuss how the group works with the community and provides new market access for local farmers.


There will also be an open forum discussion in which attending community members will have the floor to discuss any local food initiatives that they are working on and how others in the community can get involved.
  • Angela Janus – Angela  is the Executive Director and Founder of ShareKitchen, a Non-Profit Kitchen Incubator program located in the Coachella Valley cities of Cathedral City and Coachella. ShareKitchen provides business development and support services to culinary entrepreneurs including access to a fully licensed and insured shared commercial kitchen.
  • Jesse Casillas – Jesse is the owner and founder of Woodfire Cafe, which offers the finest quality Neapolitan style pizzas in the Inland Empire.
  • Laurie Goalen-Anderson – Laurie is the Founder of Etta Mae Gourmet, a home-based business (officially known as a “cottage food operation”) located in Downtown Riverside, California. She specializes in making homemade jams & preserves using seasonal, locally grown fruits. Laurie has produced several “award-winning” jams and preserves several of which placed at the 2014 California State Fair, including a 1st place for Tropical Citrus Jam.
  • Nick Melquiades – Nick is a member of the Riverside Food Co-op’s CORE (Community of Outstanding and Resourceful Entrepreneurs) Team. Formed in 2012, the Riverside Food Co-op (RFC) has eventual plans to open a store. The RFC has been incorporated for the past year, and although it does not yet operate a store, it currently offers Crop Boxes to members.
  • Curtis Cruz – Curtis is founder of My Goodness, a local cottage food organization in the City of Riverside dedicated to producing high quality artisan breads.
So, register here and bring your business cards and appetite: