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Los Angeles Community Garden Council

butterfly The Los Angeles Community Garden Council (LACGC) partners with 40 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

earth 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.

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Digging-In Against Diabetes

The DAD project is a series of educational workshops designed to inspire men with diabetes to eat healthily and exercise in order to reduce their dependence on diabetes medication and to get in shape. The workshops, to be held in a community garden in Spring of 2016, will include inspirational words from Teague and other athletes, an introduction to gardening & nutrition, soil preparation/planting, composting, chronic disease management and reversal through diet and exercise. The project is seeking funds to make this program available at no cost to committed men from lower-income neighborhoods in Los Angeles who will benefit from this the most! Learn more about the project, how to participate or how to make a donation…

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”
— Gertrude Jekyll

Join Us: Upcoming Volunteer Days

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Pepperdine Students at Stanford Avalon Community Garden

Would you like to volunteer at a community garden?Whether novice or certified green thumb, you are invited!
This is a fun and rewarding experience to explore a community garden, learn more about gardening, and break a sweat!
Our next Volunteer Day will be in February of 2016. Stay tuned for more details!

Oxy’s Track & Field Team volunteers at Vermont Square

 

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LACGC: Garden Guidance Workshop Series
A year-long program dedicated to garden education
Every 3rd Saturday of the month
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Next Workshop: Soil Preparation
 Spend your Saturday morning learning the ever-so-necessary step to help your fruits and veggies thrive! Due to popular demand, we are having a soil preparation workshop! Al Renner, Garden Manager at Lavenda Hill Farm, will teach different methods for nutrient-rich soil including how to compost. Bring a notebook, comfortable clothes, and close-toed shoes!
Where: Solano Canyon Community Garden, 545 Solano Avenue
When: Saturday, February 20, 2016; 10:00 AM

From Garden Bed to Riverbed

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our From Gardenbed to Riverbed event such a success!

Our Generous Sponsors:
Cypress, LLP The Berman-Bradley Family
American Business Bank Arcadis
Merrill Lynch NBC Universal
Soupure Streamline Networks
Backbone Capital Advisors, LLC The Bruce Family
Frost Chaddock Developers Liz McDonald
Cathy Morrison Carol Owen
Bruce Saito Ways & Means
The Zwiers Family

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

Come along with us to Eastwind Garden in Marina Del Rey, where the Pacific Ocean meets produce!

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