Eastern Sierra Land Trust held our annual GardenFest on April 30 – and what a fun celebration it was! The daywas spent welcomingthe spring season and helping friends and supporters get their gardens growing.

California Native Plant Society – Bristlecone Chapter sold native plants, and Chalfant Big Trees Farm & Feed sold vegetable starts as well as a variety of other landscaping plants. Attendees learned gardening tips and tricks from Master Gardeners of Inyo and Mono Counties, signed up for a CSA share through Abundant Harvest Organics, had their faces painted by A Whimsical Face, learned about compost tea from Julie Fontaine of Trestles Environmental Corporation, and much more. For lunch,Owens Valley Growers Co-op soldcoconut limeade and slices ofbrick-oven pizza that they made on-site.And Joe Lane of Bishop’s own Mountain Rambler Brewery was on hand to sharesamples of his latest brews with GardenFest guests.

At noon, we helda special ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate our new Eastern Sierra Land TrustNative Plant and Pollinator Demonstration Garden. If you haven’t come by our office recently, we encourage you to stop by to see it! Thanks to ESLT supporters and volunteers, this beautiful garden is now blooming in our front yard.

We’re very grateful to all of you who came out to celebrate with us at GardenFest. We had a wonderful day, and hope to see you all again soon.

Happy spring!