Anza Earth Day celebration scheduled for April 22

ANZA – The High Country Conservancy will celebrate its 10th year of Anza Earth Day with a back to basics celebration. The event will be held Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Minor Park to explore activities and wares perfect for Earth lovers of all ages. See an all-electric car, find out how to […]

High Country Conservancy celebrates California Poppy Day

High Country Conservancy celebrates California Poppy Day

The High Country Conservancy and volunteers celebrated California Poppy Day April 6, by weeding the field of native California poppies on the east side of the Little Red Schoolhouse in Anza. Conservancy founder and Secretary Marea Stinnett supplied and helped install composite edging for around the garden. The California State Legislature adopted the California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) as […]

Anza Earth Day celebration promises something for everyone

Anza Earth Day celebration promises something for everyone

The 10th Annual Anza Earth Day celebration will be held on April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Minor Park in Anza. If this year is anything even close to prior years’ events, it is a do-not-miss opportunity to learn about sustainable living and water conservation, see demonstrations of wool spinning, displays of delicious local honey and jams, wildflowers, food, music and […]

Featured speakers at Prickly Pear Celebration and Native Food & Plant Symposium updated

Featured speakers at Prickly Pear Celebration and Native Food & Plant Symposium updated

The High Country Conservancy is celebrating the Prickly Pear and other native foods and indigenous materials during the 3rd annual Prickly Pear Celebration. The event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is an opportunity to discover the Prickly Pear cactus and other versatile plants that grow here in the high country. Southern California native food traditions are as varied as […]

Prickly Pear Celebration and Native Food & Plant Symposium announces speakers

Prickly Pear Celebration and Native Food & Plant Symposium announces speakers

High Country Conservancy Special to Anza Valley Outlook High Country Conservancy is celebrating the Prickly Pear and other native foods and indigenous materials Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The third annual Prickly Pear Celebration is an opportunity to discover the Prickly Pear cactus and other versatile plants that grow all around us in the high […]

Prickly Pear Celebration at Minor Park Sept. 17

Prickly Pear Celebration at Minor Park Sept. 17

Anza residents and area visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the prickly pear cactus plant common in and around desert areas Sept. 17 at the 3rd Annual Prickly Pear Celebration at Minor Park. This unusual special event that explores the centuries old medicinal and utilitarian uses for the native plant is conducted by […]

High Country Conservancy dinner-fundraiser wins praise

High Country Conservancy dinner-fundraiser wins praise

The High Country Conservancy began its day Saturday, Sept. 16 with an indigenous plant sale at Marea and Brian’s Stinnet’s house followed by a dinner and wine tasting fundraiser. I was not able to make that part of the event, but I understand that it was “Simply Mah-Velous” with many plants available. During the sale […]