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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…

Meet Urban Farmer Richard Tom

Meet Urban Farmer Richard Tom
Despite almost 20 years as an attorney for a local utility, these days, Richard Tom introduces himself as an urban farmer. “People want to talk to me when they hear that,” he says. “Everybody has an interest in food in one way or another.”  Richard has taken over the management of the Mott Street Urban Farm in Boyle Heights, and it’s been a real crash course in urban farming. “I’ve had a home garden for over 20 years,” he says, “but…

Free gardening classes: Pruning, pests and so much more!

Free gardening classes: Pruning, pests and so much more!
Learn how to prune your fruit trees! Saturday, January 18, 9 a.m. Mike Woodward from the Eagle Rockdale Community Garden shares everything you need to know about getting your fruit trees in shape for spring. La Madera Community Garden 3805 La Madera Ave. El Monte, CA 91732 Learn the “square foot method”! Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m. Grow more veggies in less space using these high-efficiency techniques. Pasadena Community Gardens 721 S. Pasadena Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105 Are aphids killing…

A Grand Gathering of the Gardens!

The 7th Annual Gathering of the Community Gardens was a tremendous success. We hope we got to see you there, but if we didn't, here are a few of the highlights. The event was held Saturday, October 19th at the gorgeous Garden School Foundation in the West Adams district, and thank you to Executive Director Julia Cotts for being an extraordinary host to us. We had lots of great exhibits, from beekeeping and chicken raising, to how to make great…