A beta and seed swap, along with a local plant sale, are some of the highlights of Eastern Sierra Land Trustâ€™s upcoming GardenFest, an event geared toward both novice and green-thumb growers.
ESLT will help residents kick off the growing season from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at its office garden at 176 Home St., Bishop.
Attendees are invited to ask for advice from Master Gardeners, trade heirlooms in the seed swap, purchase plants from local nurseries and organizations, and much more.
Inyo County staffers and department heads met with the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to discuss progress on the countyâ€™s â€śCreative Budget Solutionsâ€ť initiative â€“ an effort to cut costs, generate revenue and partner with other area agencies to close a $1.06 million budget gap anticipated for the coming 2014-15 fiscal year.
The return of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to the Eastern Sierra this week marks not only the eventâ€™s 20th anniversary, but adds credence to the modern axiom that if you build it â€“ or in this case screen it â€“ they will come.
Indeed, what began as an idea to promote a local business and simply offer something to do in Bishop has become one of the Eastsideâ€™s most popular and enduring annual events, drawing upwards of 1,000 residents and visitors over its two-night run.