In general, gardening reduces stress, beautifies the community, and helps people engage with the natural world, all things we hope to promote by providing information and a chance to talk with other gardeners.
We help people use sustainable gardening practices to reduce water, energy, pesticide, and fertilizer use (and often cost and effort!); to improve habitat for pollinators and other wildlife; to help maintain biodiversity and local native plants; to protect trees; and to reduce waste.
We organize the annual garden tour to give people enjoyment and ideas, and the flower show so people can have fun and show their skills.
We maintain a free lending library housed at the Sustainable Claremont Resource Center.
We make donations to local organizations such as the school gardens at Oakmont, Vista, Chaparral, and Claremont High School; Claremont Heritage, including flower arrangements for their Home Tours; the RSABG volunteers; the Sustainable Claremont Green Crew for children's planting tools; and the City of Claremont to help replace trees.