Saturday, June 21, 2008

As We Put Another Saturday to Bed

Here's some photographs that Richard took around Pomona this dreadfully hot Saturday.

First stop was the community garden at Lincoln Elementary. I thought they were just prepping today, but it looks like they actually got some plants in the dirt.

This garden broke ground on Pomona Clean Up Day. Oddly enough, Farmer (and local rancher) Randy Beckendam has found it challenging to find takers for his offer of using his skill and materials to build community gardens around Pomona. When Principal Michelle Bauer, who is ending her first year as principal at Lincoln Elementary, was approached, she was immediately receptive to housing a garden at the school. And now, it's becoming a reality. The woman in the hat is Diana, a teacher at Lincoln Elementary and a resident of Pomona.

btw, I urge all of you with children within the Lincoln Elementary School boundaries to schedule an appointment to meet the new principal and tour the school. I think you'll be impressed.


We in Pomona are a resourceful people. We've all heard of flower beds, but Richard's neighbor east of downtown actually has a garden couch:

Here's the proof that some of us were crazy enough to hoola hoop in thousand degree weather:

Also seen at the park, was a huge circle of dirt which was the last known address of an old growth Camphor tree that the City removed from the park yesterday.

The tree will be sorely missed, but it's comforting to know that most of the tree's stump will still reside in Lincoln Park. You see, a family that lives across from the park asked the tree trimmers to give them the stump. Some of the pieces are large enough to make a table for about six people. Yet another example of adaptive reuse here in Pomona.

These two Pomona lovebirds were seen traveling around in a horse-drawn carriage on Second Street today, in an apparent attempt to save gas.

Another person from Pomona was seen in this vehicle, complete with Goddess of Pomona bumper sticker:

And here is the rest of it.


Miss Havisham said...

I love Pomona.

Anonymous said...

Seems as though the trees in Lincoln Park are disappearing one by one! This is probably a question for Paula Lantz, but I will put it out to the rest of the community also. As trees are taken down, can we begin replacing them with a like kind? Otherwise, we will have a very bare Lincoln Park.


Anonymous said...

M, if it makes you feel a little better, the city has planted 3 trees along the western edge of the park in the last couple of months. It doesn't look like any are camphors, and one is on the verge of dying, but trees are being planted.

I'll add that two camphors were planted about two years ago on both sides of the east-pointing walkway, but they died shortly thereafter. 2 for 5 isn't bad if you're batting in the big leagues.

On the bright side, the city didn't wait for the dead camphor to fall on somebody before they took it out.


Miss Havisham said...

Why are they (them?)trying to murder Lincoln Park? Do I have to call The Tree People? Do we need a Butterfly girl to sit up in one for weeks, months...

Cindy said...

A friend of mine passed this along to me- I thought you may enjoy as well. The Solar Living institute is offering classes at CSU Pomona's John.T.Lyle center, and this one in particular is on Ecological Urban Gardening. I am so there. :)

trish said...

Hey Uncle that your car? LOL