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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…