Join our free Pollinator Garden Workshop and Potluck on April 6! The workshop will be held at Inyo Council for the Arts on Saturday, April 6th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and will be immediately followed by the potluck. All are welcome for one or both parts. You’ll come away knowing everything you need to create a blooming haven for pollinators! Click here for the event page.

(c) Joan Clayburgh

As gardening season begins and wildflowers start to appear, you may also spot the fluttering pollinators that make the beauty of spring in the Eastern Sierra possible. We feel their impact everywhere: in our delicious home-cooked dinners, in our flowering backyards and in the colorful hillsides of spring. However, you may be surprised to hear that many pollinator species, especially invertebrates like butterflies and bees, are at risk due to the heavy impact of disease, pesticides and habitat loss.

Good news, though: there is an easy way you can help keep Eastern Sierra pollinators thriving. Join ESLT’s Eastside Pollinator Garden Project and we’ll help you turn your garden into a beautiful pollinator-friendly habitat!

There are many ways to design a pollinator garden. Get started on one by attending our Pollinator Garden Workshop on April 6th.

With support from California Native Plant Society, we will provide guidance, information and resources including a voucher for $125 worth of native plant purchase to gardeners in Inyo and Mono Counties who take steps to certify their garden as pollinator friendly. Once we’ve visited and certified your garden as pollinator friendly, you will also receive an ESLT Pollinator Garden plaque for display in your yard. Since we began our Eastside Pollinator Project five years ago in 2014, ESLT has helped certify over 100 gardens in the Eastern Sierra as pollinator friendly! We’d love to add your garden to this number.

Are you interested in learning how you can create a pollinator-friendly garden? Do you already have a certified Eastside Pollinator Garden and want to know what else you can do to help pollinators? Either way, join us for our FREE Pollinator Garden Workshop on Saturday April 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Inyo Council for the Arts. Local experts will share tips and information on native plants, bird-friendly gardening, drip irrigation and everything else needed to create a pollinator-friendly garden. There will be a potluck following the workshop with opportunities to learn about improving an established pollinator garden and to meet other local gardeners. All are welcome to join one or both parts of the workshop.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Marie at or (760) 873 4554.

Want to create a pollinator garden, but can’t attend the workshop? Join us for GardenFest or email us at .