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Growing Healthy Food

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Training New Gardeners

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Sharing Urban
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Fostering Friendships

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Building Community

Los Angeles Community Garden Council

The Los Angeles Community Garden Council (LACGC) partners with 42 community gardens in LA County to take care of the business side of gardening and give you more time to get dirty in the garden! We also offer gardening advice and workshops to more than 125 community gardens in LA County. Our gardens include:

  • Traditional community gardens where people rent a plot to grow their own fresh produce
  • Educational gardens where we teach gardening, landscaping, nutrition and cooking
  • Urban farms where volunteers grow vegetables for local markets and people in need

The Los Angeles Community Garden Council’s mission is to strengthen communities by building and supporting community gardens where every person in Los Angeles County can grow healthy food in their neighborhood.

We envision a garden network for Los Angeles where people of all ages and backgrounds live healthy, active lives in a clean environment by growing fresh food.

This network fosters the meeting of people from diverse backgrounds to share experience and knowledge, promote urban agriculture and economic justice, provide leadership and job training, and grow more beautiful and sustainable communities.

Is there a community garden near me?

Visit our “Find a Garden” page and zoom in on your neighborhood to find a community garden near you.

How can I join a community garden?

Visit our “Find a Garden” page, click on a community garden near you, and contact the volunteer Garden Manager whose contact information shows in the pop-up box. Please note that there are waitlists for most of our community gardens.

Can I volunteer in a community garden?

Yes! We have regular volunteer opportunities and can arrange for groups to volunteer. Click here for more information.

#FREETHEFOOD Challenge

Join one of our Partner Gardens by donating your food waste to your local Community Garden. Help enrich their compost and reimagine otherwise wasted food as a resource! Contact us to find your local participating garden.

Next Composting Workshops – Saturday, Feb 24th

9:00 AM – 11 :00 AM, Glassell Park Community Garden 

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Howard Finn Community Garden 

 

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A Big THANK YOU to Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation

Our FREE 6-week gardening and nutrition workshops for students at Eagle Rock Elementary have come to an end. Thank you to all that participated and a BIG Thank you to our Instructors, PhiVan and Rose!

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LACGC Garden Guidance Series
A Year of Garden Education

Each 3rd Saturday of the month, spend the morning at Solano Community Garden! Free and fun for all ages, the Garden Guidance Series focuses on a new topic each month, taking you through a year of gardening according to each season. Class is from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Next class: March 17th, 2018

Topic: Nursery tending, Soil prepping, and Transplanting

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    Volunteer at a Community Garden
Get Dirty with LACGC

Volunteer at a local community garden! There’s nothing better than getting dirty, making friends, and beautifying Los Angeles County. We host volunteer opportunities all over, for novices and green thumbs alike.

Please visit our volunteer page for more opportunities and information about getting involved in your local community garden.

Featured Events

Mar
24

Good Earth Clean Up Days

Good Earth Community Garden is currently going through renovations. The work will consist of removing tall fences, removing wooden structures, clearing and setting walkway. We have scheduled 2 Clean up days. Good Earth is located on, 5598 Boden St, Los Angeles CA 90016. Saturday, March 24th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday, April 21st from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm If you'd like to join us, please wear comfy clothes, closed toed shoes and a water bottle. LACGC will provide tools, gloves, and water. If you are interested, please RSVP with Diana Campos, dcampos.lacgc@gmail.com.
Feb
24

Composting Workshop at Howard Finn Community Garden

Join us for a free composting workshop where you'll learn about the life cycle of food, from farm to fork and beyond. We'll review the basics of composting and how to properly collect and drop off kitchen scraps at your local community garden. Let's help our neighbors grow healthy food for a healthy community
Feb
24

Composting Workshop at Glassell Park Community Garden

Join us for a free composting workshop where you'll learn about the life cycle of food, from farm to fork and beyond. We'll review the basics of composting and how to properly collect and drop off kitchen scraps at your local community garden. Let's help our neighbors grow healthy food for a healthy community! IMG_7475IMG_7472
Oct
28

Make a Difference Day – Saturday, Oct 28th

Good Earth has been around for over 20 years. Through time, it has since lost it's outline and has weeds. It is also at risk of being closed. With the help of our local gardeners and residents. We hope to bring Good Earth into compliance with LADWP and allow the garden to flourish once more. Volunteers Please register HERE!

What's New

Find A Garden

There are more than 125 community gardens in Los Angeles County, with more growing every day. Find a community garden near you!

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Key Projects

We envision a garden network for Los Angeles where people of all ages live healthy, active lives in a clean environment by growing fresh food.

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Featured Garden

Find out about the new garden turning Downtown LA into a green hub!

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