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Cal Poly Pomona Seeking Partners in a Small Insect Study

Researchers at Cal Poly Pomona are investigating the pollinators and biological control insects on urban farms and gardens in the LA area.  They are looking for ten urban farms or community gardens to collect insects in this summer, with a hopeful expansion of the project in 2016.  They will set-up small insect collecting traps near your cucumbers/squash for 24 hours once in July and once in August. Insects will be brought back to their lab to be identified. If you’re…

Call for Proposal for Workshop Leaders — Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens The 9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens will be Saturday, October 3.  Location to be announced.  Our focus this year will be on engaged young children in community gardens and empowering garden leadership teams.  We are currently requesting proposals for workshop leaders by August 7th.  For information about presenting, contact LACGC Board Member, Teague Weybright, attweybright@gmail.com.

Need a Large Composter?

A local community gardener would like to donate a large compost bin to a community garden that will make good use of it. Contact Eileen Zwiers (eileenzwiers@gmail.com) or Julie Beals (jbeals.lacgc@gmail.com) if you’re interested.

Eastmont Community Garden Officially Open!

Eastmont Community Garden Officially Open!
Congratulations to LA Corps, Little Green Fingers, LANLT, the Eastmont Community Center, Dake Luna, and all of the community members who helped build the fabulous Eastmont Community Garden, which officially opened Saturday, May 30th!      

South Pasadena Community Garden is Open!

South Pasadena Community Garden is Open!
Thank you to the City of South Pasadena, the many volunteers, and to the sponsors who helped open the South Pasadena Community Garden on Magnolia Street on May 2nd.  Visit the community garden's Facebook page to learn more!

Five local Master Gardeners featured on KCETs The Edible Garden: Breaking Ground

Five local Master Gardeners featured on KCETs The Edible Garden: Breaking Ground
Check out these short informational gardening videos featuring five local Master Gardeners on KCETs new garden-focused show The Edible Garden: Breaking Ground. Paul Robles-Ishii on Watering Plants Armida Robles-Ishii on Snail and Slug Control Florence Nishida on Collecting Seeds for Next Year Kwaku Annor on Gardening Soil Milli Macen-Moore on Deep Watering Methods  

Grow LA Victory Garden Classes — starting May 16 and 31

Grow LA Victory Garden Classes — starting May 16 and 31
Join one of the last Grow LA Victory Garden series of classes this season! Starting May 16, 2015 Alan Hjelm Community Garden at Lutheran Church of the Master (Intermediate) Address: 725 East Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93534 Dates: May 16, 23, 30 and June 6 (Saturday) Time: 10 am to 2 pm Instructor: Susie Bowman Contact Info: (661) 209-6002 or (661) 823-1919, jackanna1007@yahoo.com Fees: $55 for series or $15 per class Register here Starting May 31st, 2015 Greystone Mansion (Beginning) Address: 905…

Attend a New Garden Opening!

Attend a New Garden Opening!
Please join us to celebrate the opening of three new community gardens in May 2015! South Pasadena Community Garden Grand Opening 1028 Magnolia Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030 Saturday, May 2nd 11am - 1pm     Willowbrook Community Garden Grand Opening 644 E. 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059 Saturday, May 16th 11 am - 2 pm     Eastmont Community Garden Grand Opening 717 Hoeffner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90022 Saturday, May 30th 10 am - noon    

Meet Hop Hopkins & Panther Ridge Farm

Meet Hop Hopkins & Panther Ridge Farm
Panther Ridge Farm is not a typical Community Garden.  Sitting on just over a 1/4 acre of semi-suburban residential land in Altadena, just north of Los Angeles, it is a hyperlocal first generation family farm.   This home, farm, garden, school was begun by Hop Hopkins, (arborist, master gardener, permaculture designer and community activist) and his very engaged family.  The farm demonstrates that everywhere we grow food responsibly provides an infrastructure to nurture the growth and transformation of plants, and communities.  From their…

Meet the Florence-Firestone Community Garden

The Florence Firestone Community Garden is a large community garden in the Watts neighborhood of South Los Angeles. The garden is about 4 years old; founded in 2011 in a collaboration between Los Angeles Community Garden Council and Los Angeles County’s second district. Around 75 community gardeners tend 112 plots spread across two parcels of land a half block apart. The majority of the gardeners are first-generation immigrants who grew up connected to farming.  Now, surrounded by the steel and…