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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… Read More

East Hollywood Garden Achievement Center Request for Qualifications

We are excited to be developing a classroom and demonstration kitchen in our new East Hollywood Garden Achievement Center on Madison Ave! We invite architectural firms to submit a qualifications package for review and possible interview for design services by 11/4/13. Please see the attached documents for information and requirements. LACGC East Hollywood RFQ Memo… Read More

October 19, 2013: 7th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

Saturday, October 19, 8:30 – 4 p.m. Garden School Foundation, 2055 W. 24th St., Los Angeles, CA 90018 http://goo.gl/maps/Hflg3 The LA Community Garden Council shares a harvest of topical workshops, lunch and resource fair for food growers and neighborhood changers across LA County. All is included for a suggested donation of $25. We’ll introduce you… Read More

Autumnal Equinox Event

Sunday, September 22, 3-5 pm. Join us for drinks and appetizers at a private home in the Hollywood Hills to learn more about LACGC and our new community gardens. Tickets are $25 and will be available starting August 10th.  All proceeds will support the gardens which are most in need.

LACGC Water Conservation Workshop for Community Gardens

Community Garden members come together to learn more about water in the City of Los Angeles.   Join the Los Angeles Community Garden Council for a Free Water Conservation Workshop for Community Gardens! Wattles Farm Saturday, July 27th 9:00am to 10:30am English with Russian Translation Location: Wattles Farm- Organic Community Garden 1714 N Curson Ave… Read More

Have you seen a hummingbird in your garden?

  Hummingbird season is upon us! And you can attract beauties like this to your backyard, without using a sugar-water feeder.       For nectar loving-species like hummingbirds, the Los Angeles Audobon Society suggests planting the following natives: California fuchsia¬† (Epilobium canum), Wikipedia Entry Heart-leaved penstemmon (Keckiella cordifolia) Manzanitas (native) (Arctostaphylos spp.), Wikipedia Entry… Read More

Working on a new garden in Florence-Firestone

Jewish Federation, LA Conservation Corps, LA Community Garden Council, and Florence-Firestone Community Leaders work side by side to ready sites for a pair of new community gardens. The Jewish Federation is rallying Angelenos to end hunger in Los Angeles with its “Fed Up With Hunger” campaign. On June 13, 2010 JF volunteers came out to… Read More

Community Gardens May Enhance Property Values

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 Supports California Parks Advocacy Day; Awarded as State Parks Grassroots Champions!

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