Arbor Week Grantee Story Highlight – SistersWe

SistersWe Community Gardening Projects

San Bernardino, CA

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California Arbor Week grant funding helped SistersWe host three tree-planting events throughout the Inland Empire. They planted in residential neighborhoods in Corona, at a daycare facility in Fontana, and at their 8th and D Street Community Garden in San Bernardino. During their April event at the 8th and D Street Garden, they planted fruit trees in their orchard as well as worked on expanding our community garden beds with amazing volunteers from Arroyo High School, Southern California Edison, the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District, and Amazon. San Bernardino’s new mayor, Helen Tran, participated in the event, recognizing how impactful community garden projects are in helping address food insecurity issues in San Bernardino.

Adrienne Thomas, President of SistersWe commented, “We loved seeing new volunteers at our tree-planting events, which we believe contribute to a greater sense of community. Everyone’s contribution is helping build a healthy and more resilient community. The expanded garden and orchard will provide organically grown, fresh fruits and vegetables for the community, and our garden will continue to serve as an educational training center, providing a community gathering space to learn urban farming and the importance of urban forestry and tree care.”

Learn more about SistersWe Community Gardening Projects by visiting their website:

California ReLeaf Arbor Week Grantee SistersWe Community Gardening Projects volunteers planting a tree in San Bernardino

Our California Arbor Week Grant Program is a small grant program that is made possible by our utility sponsor, Edison International, and the ongoing support we receive from the USDA Forest Service and CAL FIRE.