The Fire Safe Demonstration Garden at the Golden Hills Community Services District office is a quiet spot residents sometimes visit to enjoy a peaceful moment. The garden, designed and installed by the Tehachapi Fire Safe Council, also serves as a classroom to teach residents about building a defensible space around their home.
"I love it," explains GHCSD Board Member Laura Lynne Wyatt. "More than being a nice spot for a five minute vacation, it shows that defensible space around your home can be beautiful."
The public is invited to volunteer in the garden to help clean it up on Saturday, April 26. The original designers of the garden, including Jeannine Giuffre, will be on hand at the event to assist in the effort and answer any questions people have.
"This is an excellent opportunity to get down in the dirt with the people that designed the garden and work side by side with them to maintain it," said GHCSD General Manager Bill Fisher. "If you've got questions, come down, bring your work gloves and be ready for some hands on learning while beautifying our community."
Volunteers are invited to bring shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows and other gardening tools to the Fire Safe Demonstration Garden at the GHCSD Office at 21415 Reeves Street on Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to noon.