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Meet LA Green Grounds Teaching Garden at Good Earth Community Garden

Meet LA Green Grounds Teaching Garden at Good Earth Community Garden
                                             It’s summer in Los Angeles and if you enjoy gardening, you’ll understand that mornings are the ideal time to get to work. If you make your way to Mid-City, you’ll find LA Green Grounds Teaching Garden located next to Good Earth Community Garden. This small gem is a staple tool in building a strong and fruitful community. The…

Community Garden Advocacy Day- Join Us!

The LADWP has asked the LA City Council to approve water and power rate increases that include increases to the "Schedule F" rate that applies to most community gardens. Here is how you can help protect community gardens and promote water conservation:   1.  Our elected representatives need to hear from you!  Sign our online petition: Garden Water Rate Hike Petition;   2.  Join us on Tuesday, February 16th from 9-12pm for a Community Garden Lobby Day as we share our ideas for…

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!      

Meet Ed Begley, Jr. & Councilmember O’Farrell at 4/26 Fundraiser!

Actor and environmentalist, Ed Begley, Jr., Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, and Molly Peterson of KPCC will all be featured guests at our From Gardenbed to Riverbed event on Sunday, April 26!  Delicious appetizers and drinks will be served by Little Lily’s Kitchen.  Tickets are $100 and all proceeds support LACGC’s work in community gardens. Reserve your ticket today. We look forward to seeing you there!                

Free Rain Barrels — City of LA

The City of Los Angeles is giving away 1,000 55-gallon water barrels to LA residents.  To qualify, you must sign up for and attend one of their water conservation workshops, currently scheduled for March 14, March 28, and April 15.  For more information, visit www.scpr.org. View image | gettyimages.com  

Springtime in SoCal heralds the incurable gardening delirium known as TOMATOMANIA!

"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."   -- American writer and humorist, Lewis Grizzard Tomatomania! is coming soon! Throughout March and April, lucky SoCal gardeners will get access to over 300 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomato seedlings. This exciting bounty comes compliments of the largest annual tomato seedling sale in the country, joyfully dubbed Tomatomania! There are currently more than a dozen sales events set to take place in March and April,…

New Online Seed School — 2015 session begins

If you missed SLOLA's new Online Seed School last year, this is a great way to conveniently get the info you need about seed. The program is an online educational series comprised of weekly, 1½ hour webinars, which are recorded for online access anytime. The series will run 7-weeks, patterned after Seed School developed in 2010. The program has graduated over 600 students to date and is now the flagship educational program of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. With 4 international…

Tune into The Garden Hour with Mike Ventura

Tune in for great gardening advice! Mike Ventura's The Garden Hour is on KCAA 1050fm from 12:05 to 12:59 pm each Saturday through April 4. The toll-free number to call in is 888-909-1050. Or listen online at http://podcasts.kcaastreaming.com/garden/#

Free Wooden Stakes

Need free wooden stakes for your garden project or spring planting? A distributor of General Motors Accessories to GM dealers has thousands of wooden sticks to give away.  Each pine stick is 3/4" square and 4-6' tall and is perfect for stakes for beans, tomatoes, and other climbing plants. They have a constant supply of 2,000-3,000 of these per month.  All you need to do is pick them up from a warehouse in Rancho Cucamonga. For more information, contact: Russell…

LACGC Interviewed on “5900 Wilshire” 100.3 The Sound

January 4th, 2015 -- Executive Director Julie Beals spoke with the host of the radio program "5900 Wilshire" (100.3 The Sound) about the wonders and benefits of community gardening. Learn how to get started with your own community garden plot! Listen to the interview online through January 25th, 2015.
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