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Los Angeles Community Garden Council

The Los Angeles Community Garden Council (LACGC) partners with 42 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

The Los Angeles Community Garden Council’s mission is to strengthen communities by building and supporting 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 and backgrounds live healthy, active lives in a clean environment by growing fresh food.

This network fosters the meeting of people from diverse backgrounds to share experience and knowledge, promote urban agriculture and economic justice, provide leadership and job training, and grow more beautiful and sustainable communities.

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.

Thank you to all that attended our 11th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

Thank you to Vernon CommUNITY Fund, Pretty Green Bag, and Momentum Solutions for sponsoring our event!

Please enjoy some pictures from our event HERE!

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A Big THANK YOU to Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation

Our FREE 6-week gardening and nutrition workshops for students at Eagle Rock Elementary have come to an end. Thank you to all that participated and a BIG Thank you to our Instructors, PhiVan and Rose!

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LACGC Garden Guidance Series
A Year of Garden Education

Each 3rd Saturday of the month, spend the morning at the site of the future East Hollywood Community Garden learning new gardening skills! Free and fun for all ages, the Garden Guidance Series focuses on a new topic each month, taking you through a year of gardening according to each season.

Next class: January 2018

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    Volunteer at a Community Garden
Get Dirty with LACGC

Volunteer at a local community garden! There’s nothing better than getting dirty, making friends, and beautifying Los Angeles County. We host volunteer opportunities all over, for novices and green thumbs alike.

Please visit our volunteer page for more opportunities and information about getting involved in your local community garden.

Featured Events

Oct
28

Make a Difference Day – Saturday, Oct 28th

Good Earth has been around for over 20 years. Through time, it has since lost it's outline and has weeds. It is also at risk of being closed. With the help of our local gardeners and residents. We hope to bring Good Earth into compliance with LADWP and allow the garden to flourish once more. Volunteers Please register HERE!
Oct
21

11th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

The Los Angeles Community Garden Council invites you to the 11th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens, Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 am -2:00 pm.  An educational event for community gardeners featuring a keynote address, 12 workshops for adults in English and Spanish, networking, informational booths, and healthy food. Lunch will be provided. This is a low-waste event and so please bring your own plate, cup, and eating utensils. Admission is free but we kindly request a donation of $15 p  er participant to support the growing of new community gardens. Location: Centro Maravilla: 4716 East Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles CA 90022. For more information email Diana Campos-Jimenez  at dcampos.lacgc@gmail.com or call 323-902-7167  
Jan
01

LACGC Day of Action

Join LACGC as they preserve and protect Community Gardens. The 289% water rate hike must be addressed. Join us at LA City Hall to tell your leaders why. Where: Meet on the South Lawn steps facing 1st Street between Main and Spring. When: Friday, July 28th at 8:30 am – 1:00 pm  Advocacy Day Materials 072017
Apr
23

A Garden Party

The Board of the Los Angeles Community Garden Council invites you...

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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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Featured Garden

Find out about the new garden turning Downtown LA into a green hub!

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