The LandUse Learning Center is a 3 acre demonstration garden located at the Resource Conservation Center, a repurposed research facility, the former US Salinity Laboratory.
Its purpose is to exhibit sustainable practices for the 3 main land uses of southern California: native habitats, urban areas, and agriculture. The LLC is an educational tool to encourage
residents to practice natural resource stewardship at home, work and in the community. Each area includes labeled plants with plant lists. Three garden areas demonstrate ways that land management practices, wise land use planning, and retrofits can be used to create urban and agro-ecosystems that function more like healthy natural ecosystems. The Native Habitat area depicts 4 dwindling local plant communities of the inland region: riparian, costal sage-scrub,
chaparral and oak woodland. The Urban Area displays 4 styles of waterwise yards and lawn alternatives. The Agricultural Area demonstrates crops adapted to the Inland Empire’s climate and includes irrigation water management, biological pest controls and soil preservation. To arrange a free group tour, program or training, please contact Diana Ruiz, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (909) 238-8338.