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Community Garden Space Ready for Planting at Fremont High

Get growing in South LA! Over an acre of community garden space is ready for planting @ Fremont High School, 7676 San Pedro St. Los Angeles, 90003.  This new project is a joint effort of the University Muslim Medical Assoc., the LA Neighborhood Land Trust, and LAUSD. Open plots available for just $5/month. For more information: Christine Morales, cmorales@yahoo.com, 323 586-2200.  

PVH cares for Mott St Urban Farm

LA Community Garden extends a BIG THANK YOU to PVH Neckwear Los Angeles who partnered with the LACGC to care for the Mott St Urban Farm, which provides organic produce to local residents, women's shelters, and food banks. A great day was had by all.

Warren and Lovejoy of Milagro Allegro Community Garden

Warren and Lovejoy Ontiveros, native Angelenos who met as students at the LA County High School for the Arts, cherished their childhood memories of gardening and wanted to share that experience with their own children. They joined Eagle Rockdale Community Garden & Art Park in 2006 with their son Nathanael and daughter Lilana. In 2009, the family moved to Milagro Allegro Community Garden, a few blocks from the house they bought in Highland Park. Over time, they set up a…

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…

2013 in Review

2013 was a year of growth for Los Angeles Community Garden Council! Highlights of the year are: Opened five new community gardens in LA County Partnered with 31 community gardens to help with the business side of gardening Initiated a bi-weekly gardening program at the Pitchess Detention Center Exceeded our fundraising goal for the Autumnal Equinox Event Held a Gathering of Community Gardens with 12 hands-on workshops Offered gardening and community organizing services upon request Visited over 30 potential sites…

Meet Jose of Project Youth Green

A resident of Pacoima, Jose Landeros has been a member of the Project Youth Green Community Garden since 2008. He is active on the garden’s leadership team; he manages the assignment of plots to new gardeners, offers help and advice on getting started, and oversees the crops in the large communal gardening space. His favorite vegetables to grow are beets, cilantro, and onions, which he grows in his individual plot. Gardening has helped Jose’s well-being and resulted in close friendships.…

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!  

Vote to turn a parking lot into a learning Garden

Gardeners, our friends need your help to earn a Seeds of Change grant. Help start an outdoor garden classroom for local schools by voting for the White House Place Learning Garden. Vote daily and help them win!   The Beverly Vermont Community Land Trust helped turn the White House Place Learning Garden from a parking lot to an outdoor organic gardening classroom for teachers, students, and families belonging to 8 schools within walking distance. The Seeds of Change grant will directly help this densely populated area…