Wood Streets Green Team Announcements


May 9, 2015

Mother’s Day Edition

Today at 2:30pm!

Water-Wise Talk at Cellar Door Books
Q&A with Author Dennis Pittenger

(click on image for Press-Enterprise Article)

Next Weekend!

Downtown Neighbor Fest

Saturday, May 16, 11am-3pm

Featuring a Plant Exchange!

(click below image to download bilingual Neighbor Fest flyer)

The City of Riverside’s Neighborhood Engagement Division has been collaborating with the Riverside Neighborhood Partnership and neighborhood leaders to create an opportunity for Riverside residents toCONNECT with their community, DISCOVER the talents and strengths within our neighborhoods andCREATE a collaborative vision for the future of our neighborhoods.

On Saturday, May 16th, they will be hosting the fourth out of five Neighbor Fest events in Downtown Riverside.  If you are out and about and are looking for something fun and new to discover, come on over and check it out!

Please bring your favorite family recipe to leave at our “Share-ables” booth!  We are collecting recipes to use in a Community Cookbook.

Do you have a Bucket List?  Please come and share your ideas on the “Before I Die….” wall!

BID Wall

Do you love to garden?  Come to the plant exchange booth at Neighbor Fest!

Take a plant, leave a plant.  Share your gardening gift with others!


This is a free event that is very family friendly! Hope to see you there!!

(click below for video testimonials from past Neighbor Fests)  

This Thursday!

Riverside Neighborhood Partnership Fundraiser

(click the below image to register – tickets still available!)

Save Water!

Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater Class

Space Limited Click Here to Register
(click on below image to download flyer)

Purchase Your Tickets Now!

Grow Riverside Conference

What is the future of local food? Will small farms within cities find a way to create efficiencies through aggregation models? Will more and more non-traditional and innovative growing technologies from hydroponics to aquaponics take firmer root in cities across the country and world? What impact will droughts and water challenges have on local food systems? What policy needs to be enacted in order to increase the percentage of local food in cities from 1 – 2% to 20%? What business opportunities exist for farmers and entrepreneurs to explore as a result of rising demand for sustainable and local food?

If any, or all, of these questions pique your curiosity and you’re eager to explore, discuss and find solutions to grow the local food marketplace in your city, state or town, then you need to hurry up and register for the upcoming “2nd Annual GrowRIVERSIDE: The Future of Local Food Conference”, which will take place onJune 11 – 12th at The Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA.

The conference will assist cities and their stakeholders – from entrepreneurs and growers to city planners and community advocates – in examining and developing solutions to develop and strengthen their urban agriculture and local food infrastructure. Experts in farming small plots, new business creation, local food marketplace development and community food access will come together to offer solutions on how Riverside can become a model for other cities to follow.

Click here to purchase your tickets!

Confirmed Speakers:

Gene Giacomelli – Director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) at University of Arizona
Edward Avalos – Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at USDA
Kathleen Reed – Sustainable Food Program Manager for Kaiser Permanente
Celeste Cantu – General Manager at Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA)
A.G. Kawamura – Former California Secretary of Food and Agriculture (2003 – 2010)
Mark Winne – Co-founder of the Connecticut Food Policy Council
Ramiro Lobo – UCCE Small Farms & Agricultural Economics Advisor
Robert Egger – Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen
Dwight Detter – Local Forager for Whole Foods Market
Rodney K. Taylor – Director of Nutrition Services, for the Riverside Unified School District
Robert Tse – State Broadband Coordinator for USDA CA Rural Development
Erika Block – Local Orbit
Bob Knight – Founder of Inland Orange Conservancy and Old Grove Orange, Inc.
Pierre Sleiman – Founder of Go Green Agriculture
… And more!

Conference Program Informationhttp://growriverside.comClick here to purchase your tickets!

More information on the conference: http://growriverside.com

May is Bike Month – Help Celebrate!

Inland Empire Biking Alliance T-Shirt Sale

(click below image to order your T-shirt!)

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