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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 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!                

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…

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  

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…

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,…

Meet David De La Torre and the Jardin del Rio Community Garden

Meet David De La Torre and the Jardin del Rio Community Garden
Tucked between two modest homes, and not 500 feet from the LA River, sits Jardin del Rio Community Garden, a serene oasis of greenery and community. With its 28 plots, Jardin del Rio is a refuge for many older local residents, and a crucial source of food for families and children. But before it was a treasure, this small parcel of city-owned land was a blight on the neighborhood. In the 60’s and 70’s, the lot had been a popular…

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…