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Meet Spring Street Community Garden!

Meet Spring Street Community Garden!
Get to Know a Garden: Spring Street Marty Berg had been wanting to put a community garden on this spot in the heart of downtown LA for a long time. So had a lot of other people. But it took a chance meeting between his wife and the manager of the Joe’s Parking Lot where it sat for it to happen. “She just walked up to him and said, ‘What do you think about putting a garden here?’ And he…

A Vote for the East Hollywood Community Garden is a Vote for Health, Happiness, and Organic Produce!

A Vote for the East Hollywood Community Garden is a Vote for Health, Happiness, and Organic Produce!
Nature's Path is hosting a contest to fund new green spaces for organic foods! Lucky for us, we're in the process of building the East Hollywood Community Garden, a garden-lover's dream come true. Vote for Us Head over to the contest and hit "VOTE NOW". It's that simple! http://us.naturespath.com/about/movements/gardens-for-good/apply What Your Vote Means With your support, we  may get up to $15,000 from Nature's Valley to build a SWEET community garden for the East Hollywood community. There will be up to…

Get to Know South Pasadena Community Garden

Get to Know South Pasadena Community Garden
Get to Know a Garden: South Pasadena The South Pasadena Community Garden at 1028 Magnolia Street is an example of persistence, creativity, and volunteership. On May 14th, South Pasadena Community Garden participated in the Eclectic Music Festival featuring the bands Picture Show,Lagoonatix and a flatfoot dancer, Rebecca Stout. Folks of all ages enjoyed live music among the sunflowers, green onions, swiss chard, and strawberries. The land was formerly assigned as a staging lot for the 710 Freeway extension and now boasts…

Get to Know a Gardener: Heather Oblon

Get to Know a Gardener: Heather Oblon
I talked to Heather Oblon on the phone a couple of times before I finally ventured down to Hermosa Beach to meet her in person. It's funny to talk with somebody on the phone and get an image in your head. Then you meet and you finally get a chance to see if the image matches up. But she was much more maternal than I had originally thought, because as it turns out she's not just a mom she's a grandmother, which…

Get to Know Hermosa Beach Community Garden

Get to Know Hermosa Beach Community Garden
Imagine a beautiful open green space with lots of sky! Children laughing and playing in the background as an ocean breeze blows in your hair and between your fingers, the soil of wonderful earth. Welcome to Hermosa Beach Community Garden! On my visit recently to Hermosa Beach Garden, this is what I experienced. It was fantastic! I was greeted by the manager of the garden, Heather Oblon, who is a dedicated gardener, enthusiast and activist. She shared with us the…

Get to Know NorthWest Pasadena Community Garden

Get to Know NorthWest Pasadena Community Garden
The Urge to Community Garden By Mark Rice Back in the late 20th century there was a liquor store at the corner of Howard and Navarro, considered the most dangerous place in Pasadena.  Harambee, a religious group bought a house across the street from this liqueur store and brought Bob Burnett and his family out from an intentional agrarian community in Pennsylvania to try to transform this community.  The liquor store burned to the ground and since I was the local…

3 Minutes at Mott Street Urban Farm!

3 Minutes at Mott Street Urban Farm!
Our friends at LatiNation recently stopped by the Mott Street Urban Farm to learn about the garden, chat about the benefits of community gardens, and share the great relationships that have blossomed since the Urban Farm started! A quick 3 minutes will teach you all about the Boyle Heights gem! https://youtu.be/0hD3WfqkV-E

Get to Know Lavender Hill Farm!

Get to Know Lavender Hill Farm!
The history of Solano Canyon Community Garden is one of service and redemption. It first came into existence in 1996 when future LACGC co-founder Al Renner – himself a bit of an outlaw – petitioned to the Department of Rec and Parks to take over an area of Elysian Park prone to erosion and general neglect. He had helped supervise a group of young gang members on a garden project in Silver Lake, and knew first hand the benefits of…

Meet Eastwind Community Garden

Meet Eastwind Community Garden The Eastwind Community Garden is very much like the neighborhood it is nestled in: a mixture of the laid-back, eclectic, serene, yet polished, vibes that Marina del Rey and Venice have become known for. Located smack dab in between the beach and the canals, it’s rare in LA to find a community garden only two blocks away from the ocean but this small oasis fits right in. Spending a breezy afternoon there, I was delighted by…

Join In: LADWP Meetings About Schedule F

What is Schedule F's Proposal LADWP's Proposed Schedule F will raise water bills up to 289% over the next five years. What does that mean? The $1.37 you now pay per unit of water can end up becoming $5.32 by 2019. Schedule F Meetings Lucky for us, LADWP is organizing meetings to hear from residents. Don't let your voice go unheard; Join in on the conversation and learn more from LADWP about the proposed bill. Below are local meetings: find…
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