Our Gardening Community

What We’re All About

Tequesquite Community Garden’s purpose is to promote locally grown food, better nutrition, sharing, recreation, fellowship, volunteerism, and community spirit.

 

The garden is a gathering place for people of all ages to make friends, learn about gardening methods, nature, the environment, efficient use of water and other sustainable practices.

 

The garden welcomes visitors when gardeners are present. The public is invited to participate in the garden’s workshops and programs.

Education is accomplished through posts on this site, our Facebook page, emails, newsletters to our gardeners, and our membership meetings which are held bi-monthly the first Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

TCG is a non-profit organization comprised solely of volunteers.

The Story Behind Tequesquite Community Garden

TCG History

Tequesquite Community Garden (TCG) is a neighborhood garden that received their approved Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from the City of Riverside in June of 2013. The MOU solidified several years of dreaming and planning by a group of neighborhood residents called together by the Wood Streets Green Team, and the transformation of a 1.12 acre portion of the City of Riverside’s Ryan Bonaminio Park into a Community Garden of over 110 plots began.

TCG's Purpose

TCG’s purpose is to grow a community in Riverside that fosters locally grown food, better nutrition, sharing, recreation, fellowship, volunteerism, and community spirit. It is more than just a garden. It is also a gathering place for people of all ages to learn about gardening methods, cooking, nature, the environment and to use water efficient plants and other sustainable practices. It cultivates beauty, knowledge, joy, and pride. TCG values Riverside’s agricultural heritage and creates opportunities for building community through the interaction with other groups and organizations.

 

Meet Your Team

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Kim Lane

Chair

"TCG has grown and blossomed into a beautiful retreat and fun place to be. I like the idea of being part of a community of like - minded people who enjoy gardening as much as me. I have learned so much over the past 6 years and am delighted to be Chair for the 2021 to 2023 term."

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Joe Hernandez

Co-Chair

"Since joining TCG I've had the pleasure of meeting not only community members but gardeners that were generous to share their gardening knowledge. Gardening makes a great hobby and for some it becomes a way of life with rewarding results."