Due to open in 2018, this 24,000 square foot site in a residential neighborhood close to the Vermont/Santa Monica metro station will comprise of a public park at the front and a community garden at the rear. We plan to have 35-50 individual plots, educational plots, a communal garden with fruit trees, and a classroom for teaching gardening, landscaping, nutrition, and cooking. Check out our Events Page for upcoming volunteer opportunities as we build the East Hollywood Community Garden.
Lavender Hill Urban Farm
The Lavender Hill Urban Farm sits alongside the 110 freeway near Chinatown in Los Angeles, directly behind the Solano Canyon Community Garden. An educational site, the urban farm comprises of an orchard, outdoor teaching center, and a terraced hillside where all sorts of organic vegetables are grown and donated to shelters and other receiving agencies in Los Angeles. Soon, we’ll be tracking all the donated produce here on our website but for now, come out to visit and see for yourself! Volunteers are accepted at the Urban Farm on Saturdays at 10:00 AM.
Mott Street Urban Farm
Opened in February 2013 in Boyle Heights, this is the LA Community Garden Council’s first urban farm! Led and managed by dedicated volunteers, the farm grows organic food efficiently to distribute to the local neighborhood at low cost. Surplus produce from the farm is donated to the Downtown Women’s Center. The farm includes a small classroom area and we hope to install a demonstration kitchen for plant-based cooking classes. We welcome volunteers at the farm every Wednesday and Saturday between 9am and 10am!
This community garden was founded in the 1974 and was managed by the same volunteer Garden Manager until last year, when he asked Los Angeles Community Garden Council for our assistance.
The garden is approximately 10,000 square feet and is underneath Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) powerlines. There are 41 active families working 15’ x 15’ plots to grow healthy food in the garden. The large communal areas of the garden have been neglected over the years and are extremely overgrown. We have organized volunteer days to clear the trash and some of the weeds but we will need to hire the Los Angeles Conservation Corps or a professional tree-trimming service to take out many of the older trees that have are not healthy and are shading the vegetable plots. The garden needs to be completely revitalized in order to beautify the community. We also need to bring the garden into compliance with LADWP regulations. If you would like to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Gaffey Street Community Garden in San Pedro was founded more than 40 years ago on a 4-acre site owned by the Los Angeles City Bureau of Sanitation, one mile west of the port of San Pedro and alongside the 110 freeway. There are 200 families working 15’ x 15’ plots to grow healthy food in the garden. Los Angeles Community Garden Council is working to revitalize this garden and we have hired a consultant community organizer to work with the gardeners to organize an effective volunteer management team and regular gardener meetings.
Solano Educational Center
The Solano Canyon Community Garden is visible from the 110 freeway, just north of downtown Los Angeles. It comprises the Lavender Hill Farm, an orchard, and a garden with 50 traditional family plots. Since 2016, we have opened our open-air amphitheater in the garden to provide seating for approximately 25 students from a local school to attend gardening classes. In the meantime, join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for our year-long series dedicated to gardening through the seasons! Check out Events page for the next workshop!
Stanford-Avalon Community Garden
Opened in 2006, Stanford-Avalon Community Garden in the Watts area of South Los Angeles is LA Community Garden Council’s largest partner garden with 180 30’x30’ plots. Many of the gardeners are first-generation immigrants to the US who rely on the produce for their families’ livelihood. The garden runs under LA Department of Water and Power lines for seven city blocks from 109th Street to 116th Street.
For additional information on any of these projects, please contact Noelle Beals, Executive Director, at email@example.com or 323.942.9676