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Los Angeles Community Garden Council

butterfly The Los Angeles Community Garden Council (LACGC) partners with 38 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.

Water Conservation Workshops

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has sponsored this year’s 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 drought-resistant edible species, and tips for reducing 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.  Schedule a Spanish workshop or get kids involved!

 The calendar to schedule your workshop is still open. Contact our workshop leader, Monica Curiel, to schedule. 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. mocuriel@gmail.com or (909) 223-3566.

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

From Garden Bed to Riverbed

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

Attend a New Garden Opening!

Please join us to celebrate the opening of three new community gardens in May 2015! Get more information here…

5/2 — South Pasadena Community Garden — South Pasadena
5/16 — Willowbrook Community Garden — South Los Angeles
5/30 — Eastmont Community Garden — East Los Angeles

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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