Venice Community Garden is a 6000 sq.ft. site in the Silver Triangle, boasting 4′ x 12′ plots, fruit trees, mural artwork and a gathering space. The garden is now accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis– so check out their website to learn more about how to become a charter gardener! Congratulations to all involved… Read More
For skeptical neighbors who suspect that community gardens negatively impact property values, please direct them to this piece in the Business section of the Los Angeles Times which suggests that prospective homeowners may regard community gardens as a desirable neighborhood amenity.
LACGC President Mary Tokita and Board Member Kavita Sharma participated in this year’s California State Parks Advocacy Day in Sacramento. The day involved various activities, including a rally that generated awareness about the critical importance of Saving our State Parks; one-on-one meetings with senators and legislators to discuss proposed bills and issues; and a celebration… Read More
We are pleased to announce that Milagro Allegro Community Garden has been selected as a host site for the UCCE Grow LA Victory Garden initiative. Of the ten training sites, it is the only one which is a community garden! Congratulations to our friends in Highland Park! The course will be offered at this site… Read More
Check out Jonathan Gold’s article in Saveur Issue #127 about the the part that Stanford Avalon CG is playing in the Farm to Table Revolution by providing a source of fresh produce unique to the food traditions of the Mexican and Central American growers that garden there. The digital version pales in comparison to the… Read More
A recent study by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy estimates that $1 invested in non-profit advocacy groups results in approximately $91 in benefits to the residents of the target community! More details available in the LA Times story.
The public is invited to visit this four acre site, comprised of vegetable beds, permaculture terraces and a fruit tree orchard nestled on the hillside above Solano Canyon Community Garden. Mark Donofrio of Larchmont Grill, Michael Duddie of Mirabelle Restaurant and farm manager Charles Lee will join Al Renner to answer questions about their restaurant-supported… Read More
Please join Al Renner, Executive Director of the LACGC, for a presentation and open discussion regarding Garden to Plate, a multi-pronged effort to promote fresh food grown locally. Renner’s experiences growing up on an Illinois farm and his deep involvement in the community gardening movement in Los Angeles provide him with a unique perspective on… Read More
Many thanks to Don Hodel of the University California Cooperative Extension, who led a hands-on demonstration of pruning techniques at Solano Canyon Community Garden in late January. Thanks, Don and all the participants! Don taught more than 25 participants how to properly use thinning out and heading off techniques when dealing with fruit trees. Download… Read More
FOOD FORWARD is an all volunteer grassroots group of Angelenos who care about reconnecting to our food system and making change around urban hunger. We convene at properties we have been invited to and glean the excess fruit on their trees, donating 100% to local food pantries. Visit Food Forward to participate! Our current receiving… Read More