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Los Angeles Community Garden Council

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The Los Angeles Community Garden Council (LACGC) partners with 32 community gardens in LA County to take care of the business side of gardening and give you more time to get dirty in the garden! We also offer gardening advice and workshops to more than 125 community gardens in LA County. Our gardens include:

  • Traditional community gardens where people rent a plot to grow their own fresh produce
  • Educational gardens where we teach gardening, landscaping, nutrition and cooking
  • Urban farms where volunteers grow vegetables for local markets and people in need

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The Los Angeles Community Garden Council’s mission is to strengthen communities by building new and supporting existing community gardens where every person in Los Angeles County can grow healthy food in their neighborhood

We envision a garden network for Los Angeles where people of all ages live healthy, active lives in a clean environment by growing fresh food. This network creates and fosters the meeting of people from diverse cultures to share the best growing techniques and urban agriculture practices, promotes social and economic justice, reduces household expenses, provides job training and beautifies our community.

Is there a community garden near me?

Visit our “Find a Garden” page and zoom in on your neighborhood to find a community garden near you.

How can I join a community garden?

Visit our “Find a Garden” page, click on a community garden near you, and contact the volunteer Garden Manager whose contact information shows in the pop-up box. Please note that there are waitlists for most of our community gardens.

Can I volunteer in a community garden?

Yes! We have regular volunteer opportunities and can arrange for groups to volunteer. Click here for more information.

Let’s Raise Greens This Holiday Season!

Back Los Angeles Community Garden Council’s first Barnraiser campaign and help Mott Street Urban Farm grow ingredients to provide healthy holiday dinners for residents of a local shelter.

https://www.barnraiser.us/projects/raise-greens-with-mott-st-urban-farm

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Water Conservation Workshops

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The Los Angeles Community Garden Council is excited to announce that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has sponsored this year’s round of Water Conservation Workshops, and we have the opportunity to visit all 45 community gardens in in the City of Los Angeles!   The workshops will feature an explanation of your water bill, suggestions for planting and choosing edible species that are drought-resistant, and working together to reduce usage.  Also, gardens can choose a hands-on activity, such as making water saving OLLAS (shown on the right), making fun garden signs, or learning the beat places to incorporate berms and swales to help move and capture water where you need it most.  Gardens with Spanish speakers are encouraged to also schedule a Spanish workshop.  We even have a workshop for kids to get involved!

 The calendar to schedule your workshop is still open.   Contact our workshop leader, Monica Curiel, to schedule the best time for your gardeners.

This is a great chance to share new ideas and strategies to save water at all our gardens.  Don’t wait to hear from Monica! Call or email to get on the calendar now.

You can reach Monica Curiel at mocuriel@gmail.com or (909) 223-3566.

Find A Garden

There are more than 125 community gardens in Los Angeles County, with more growing every day. Find a community garden near you!

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Key Projects

We envision a garden network for Los Angeles where people of all ages live healthy, active lives in a clean environment by growing fresh food.

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Meet a Gardener

Meet the garden’s treasurer and former coordinator of the Manzanita Community Garden, Trina Calderon.

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