Recent and Current Activity on Victoria Avenue
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  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #1
    Group photo of the volunteers. Thank you volunteers for beautifying Victoria Avenue:
    UCR Honors,
    UCR Flying Samaritans,
    Woodcrest Christian School,
    Poly High School,
    The Yates Family,
    Girl Scout Troop 248 and 493,
    Nancy Hovdey,
    Don Merhart,
    Linda Tucker,
    Valerie Hill,
    The Paynter Family,
    The Montgomery Family,
    The City of Riverside.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #2
    Ready to start digging. What a beautiful day to plant roses!
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #3
    We only have 300 roses to plant.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #4
    Volunteers signing up for the planting with Darleen DeMason and Frank Heyming overseeing the volunteer sign-in.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #5
    Darleen DeMason, VAF President - Botany Professor greeting the volunteers.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #6
    Kathy Swanson, VAF-Master Gardener and Rose Expert working hard at making sure all the roses have been planted.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #7
    Woodcrest High School volunteer happily planting away.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #8
    Volunteers getting their hands dirty.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #9
    We are having fun!
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #10
    This is a blast!
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #11
    Yes, I am hauling the fertilizer!
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #12
    Frank Heyming, VAF - Master Gardener, supervising the planting.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #13
    Jim Montgomery, VAF (background), helping a volunteer.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #14
    Adam Timura, VAF, dispensing digging equipment.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #15
    We are almost done planting the 300 roses.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #16
    Lauren Garay, UCR, preparing one of 300 roses planted today.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #17
    Lynn Yost, VAF, encouraging everyone with her pleasant smile!
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #18
    Lauren Garay, UCR, planting another rose.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #19
    Frank Yost, VAF, looking busy.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #20
    Jim Dudek, VAF, organizing empty rose containers.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #21
    Lori Yates, VAF - Master Gardener instructing some of the volunteers on proper planting techniques.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #22
    Volunteers signing up to plant some 300 roses.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #23
    Darleen DeMason greeting more volunteers at the sign up table.
  • Rose Planting Oct 12, 2013 #24
    Susan McClintock, VAF - Master Gardener with UCR volunteer and Darleen DeMason.
    
VAF Mission
To Preserve, Restore and Beautify Historic Victoria Avenue through Community Volunteer Efforts, Education and Advocacy.

Founded in 1990, Victoria Avenue Forever is a public benefit nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the preservation and beautification of Victoria Avenue. The group raises funds for trees and other plants, organizes tree-planting and tree-care activities, and informs the public about the history and value of the plantings on the avenue. In order to provide for the on-going care of Victoria Avenue, the group has established an endowment fund with the Community Foundation.

To contribute to the Victoria Avenue Forever Endowment Fund, or to become a member of Victoria Avenue Forever and receive our bi-monthly newsletters, or to learn more about this unique landmark, send an email to: VAF Information