The City has built a Community Garden Demonstration Center (“Garden”) on the north side of the City Hall Campus. Exhibiting a variety of produce growing systems ideal for small areas or urban settings, the long-term vision for the project is to build a sustainable edible garden to facilitate horticultural and nutrition education for the community. Part of that vision includes having the youth, adult and senior populations assist with planting, harvesting and management of the Garden.
2017 Garden Event Calendar
Check out this year's calendar of gardening events including composting classes, cooking classes and more! See Green Garden Events...
In consideration of the California drought as well as the climate and atmospheric conditions in the City of Perris, the project features environmentally friendly and water-wise landscaping elements and growing systems. These systems include raised garden beds, rolling garden towers, as well as modern growing mediums such as hydroponic and aeroponic gardening systems. The garden has installated several Aeroponic Vertical Tower systems with a vertical Farm-in-the-City design that lets urban farmers grow different types of produce within a 2.5' by 2.5' footprint. These modern produce growing technologies address traditional farming issues such as land space, water usage, plant disease, and soil degradation.
The City Garden serves as a model to inspire and facilitate community engagement and nutrition education for a healthier lifestyle. Now that installation of the Garden is complete, subsequent phases will continue to engage the community. Planned phases include the creating educational opportunities and implementing a marketplace cooperative to donate, trade or sell the harvest to local organizations.
Community Demonstration Garden Location: 135 N. D Street, Perris, CA 92570
2017 Garden Events
Chef in the Garden
Learn how to make delicious, easy and affordable meals. Join us in cooking healthy, easy meals with fruits and vegetables and herbs that are in season.
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., March 29 & April 26
What happens after you place items in the trash bin?
Wednesday, April 5, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Eliminating cleaning chemicals in your household; using household and natural ingredients for cleaning.
Thursday, October 12, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Download the Green Garden events calendar for 2017:
For questions and to RSVP, call:
Eduardo Sida, (951)943-6100, ext. 301 or
Zaira Cardona, (951)943-6100, ext. 232
Help Our Garden Grow - Be a Volunteer!
Want to help out? We're always looking for volunteers to help us maintain the garden:
Community Garden Sponsors