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Meet Crenshaw Community Garden!

Founded in the 1970s, Crenshaw Community Garden thrives in one of LA’s most densely populated neighborhoods. The 36 plots are a patchwork of crops from around the world: peanuts, Korean pumpkins and greens, taro, sesame leaf, garbanzo beans, and fairy squash grow alongside Jerusalem artichokes, sweet potatoes, and chard. On a recent Saturday morning, Garden Manager Danila Oder was mentoring a young gardener while her family harvested lettuce. Jesus Rincon proudly showed his frjoles de milpa twisting around 7-foot corn…

Meet Project Youth Green!

The Youth Speak! Collective transformed a forgotten dump site behind Roger Jessup Park in Pacoima into the Project Youth Green Community Garden in 2008, and today the garden is a thriving community providing Pacoima residents access to green space and healthy food. Gardeners, ranging in age from 20’s to 60’s, pay a monthly fee and give two hours of community service each month in exchange for membership. The garden contains 60 individual 8 x 20 ft. raised beds for individual…

Seeds of Carver Garden in West Adams is ready to plant!

The Seeds of Carver Community Garden in the historic West Adams district is ready to be planted! Big thanks go to landlady Wanda for offering LAGCG the space; and to the LA Conservation Corps for building the garden. The garden at 2319 2nd Ave, LA 90018 has 18 raised beds and lots of space for communal gardens. Meet co-leaders Marie-Alise and Ben and hear about their vision for the garden at the opening celebration on Sunday, May 4 from 2-5pm.

How Can LA City Help You?

Take this 5-minute survey to help us learn how city regulations affect local farmers and gardeners.  UCLA and the Food Policy Council are conducting a study of city regulations that relate to urban agriculture so that farmers and gardeners know what is possible in LA and which issues may need more advocacy. Your anonymous responses will be available to the public. Thank you for your participation!