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May Day 2016- Video!

May Day 2016- Video!
Join us to relive our May Day Celebration that took place on May 1st of this year! Here's a quick video highlighting LACGC's mission, the work we do, and how you can get involved. See the beautiful Weddington Farm and make sure to join us next year!   Watch here!

The Community Table Recipe: Mango Sorbet

The Community Table Recipe: Mango Sorbet
In the throes of summer, I could eat ice cream for dinner every day. This mango sorbet is a refreshing, and less guilt-inducing, treat that only required three ingredients. Easy to make and so delicious, it'll be in my freezer for the next few months! Mangoes are the star of this so make sure yours are ripe and fragrant. Ingredients 2 large, ripe mangoes  juice and zest of 1-2 limes 1/2 cup sugar Cut the mangoes into chunks, removing as…

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 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…

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

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…

Have You Tried Aeroponics?

Have You Tried Aeroponics?
This vertical technology uses 90% less land and 90% less water than traditional gardening methods and completely eliminates the use of herbicides or pesticides.  Mayor Garcetti is using the LAUrbanFarms Tower Garden technology at his residence to grow vegetables, fruits, and edible flowers.  LACGC Board Chair, Glen Dake, recently joined LAUrbanFarms Co-Founder, Wendy Coleman, and others to harvest produce from this garden to donate to those in need.

Soil Donation Available in December

Does your community garden need 550 cubic feet of soil in December 2015?  The soil is going to be bought new and is being used for an art exhibition in Hollywood. If you are interested in learning more and can pick up the soil, contact kzumpfe@uci.edu.