In light of Growcology's move, you might be wondering: What has taken it's place?
In the place where Growcology Riverside once resided, 3569 Crowell Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504, there now lies a great gardening experimentation lab for the Garden Masters of Riverside County. The University of California provides research and educational support to amateur and commercial gardeners. By training volunteer UC Master Gardeners, the program extends the ability of local Cooperative Extension offices to provide practical scientific horticulture and gardening information to the citizens of California. These masters are doing their seed experiments and early germination at the beautiful gardens of Frank and Lucy, two local Riverside residents with green thumbs and the itch to travel. The property is home to the grow lab, kitchen gardens, an orchard, a four seasons garden and a low-water native California garden. With plans to turn their home into a Botanical Garden for events and tours, both Frank and Lucy were amazingly kind and inviting. You can watch Lucy on local Riverside television on her gardening show, Gardening with Lucy.
The Growcology growers community that once managed a plot of beautiful community gardens in Riverside has now moved to their Vista location. This awesome group of green educators, environmental practitioners, artists, community organizers, and public servants has left their community garden in the shape of a circular mandala, vegetable gardens, propagation house, orchard, and a 100-year old barn to the family that lives on the property and to the Garden Masters organization as a grow lab. The labyrinthine mandala garden still stands proudly and the property owners still work with the growcology team from time to time but for now if you are interested in visiting the growcology site, your better bet is to head over to 1850 Gopher Canyon Rd. Vista, Ca 92084 and check out what they have going on there!