Wattles Farm

Interested gardeners must live within a five mile radius of Wattles in order to fulfill garden obligations.

16 Responses

  1. christian January 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    Wattles Farm board,

    I would like to know if their is any available space in the farm? If so, how might I begin the process (verbal or written) to access the use of the space.

    My major crossroads are, Franklin Ave & N. Vermont Ave, (90027) 3 1/2 mile distance to the “Wattles Farm”. (I’ll give you exact once we begin the process)

    Thank you,

    • Dina May 4, 2012 at 10:40 am #

      Before you apply for a plot of land at the gardens you must show the garden supervisors that you’re a responsible and committed person. Its mandatory to complete 3 two hour community clean up days, which happen on 2nd saturdays of each month. As far as I remember, you can come in any time between 8am and 10am and be able to stay for 2 hours. The chores will be assigned to you by the garden supervisors. It may be anything from picking up branches, racking, or whatever else gardeners do to upkeep their land. (if that makes sense)
      Its not hard, I actually enjoyed meeting other gardeners there. I only did one session and had to pick up branches and trash for a few hours. Once you get those hours in, you will be put on a wait list for a plot of land. The best thing about the community service is that you don’t have to come in every month, so if you can’t make it one month, you can come in 3, 4, 5 months later. They keep records of everyone there. If you do this though, it will take longer before you can even get on the list, and someone who comes in 2 months after your first garden clean up may get the plot before you do if they complete their community service before you do.. Anyway, call them or come by there on a second saturday of the month and they will explain everything to you. :)

  2. Acea Black January 7, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    Hello! I live over on Sunset and La Brea; I am curious as to whether in your garden organic growing is practiced. Thank you!

    • Alek November 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

      Hi Acea! Toby Leaman would be the right person to contact for this inquiry. You can reach her at the contact information listed on the right-side of the map on this page. Let me know if you have trouble contacting her.

  3. hangsob lim January 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm #


    Can I join your farmm

    I am newly moved in 1600 vine st. hollywood..
    Me and my daughter interested in farming..

    Please contact me,..

    as soon as possible..

    Thank you!!


    • Alek November 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

      Please contact Toby Leaman for more information about membership at Wattles Farm. Her contact information can be found above. Let me know if you have trouble contacting her.

  4. Brandon Laborde April 3, 2011 at 11:04 am #


    I was looking for information on how to join your garden and/or what would be required of me to join.
    I live in the area and would like to start a little garden to help me make healthier choice and participate in a activity that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Could you please email me back on how and where i could obtain information to be a participating member of the Wattle’s Farm? Your help would be much appreciated.

    Brandon Laborde

    • Alek November 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

      Hi Brandon, please contact Toby Leaman at the above contact information for more about Wattles. She should be able to get you on the waiting list and answer all of your questions. Let me know if you have a hard time getting in touch with her. Thanks – welcome to LA!

  5. Shawna May 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    I’m interested in a plot at the wattles farm community garden, and was wondering if there are any available, or if there is a waiting list I could be put onto.
    I’ve never had a plot in a community garden before, but I just moved to the neighborhood and would love to learn about how the garden works.
    For some reason the above email won’t accept an email from me, so I’m leaving this post in hopes to get a reply.
    Thank you

  6. Rachel Mikutel July 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm #

    I would love to volunteer and garden at either Wattles Farm or Norwich. I currently live in West Hollywood but I was born and raised in the forests of Connecticut. I would love the opportunity to garden again here in L.A. Please contact me and let me know who I can join.

    Rachel Mikutel

    • Alek November 9, 2011 at 1:08 am #

      Hi Rachel! I would recommend you contact Toby Leaman directly. Her contact information can be found at the top of this page. If you are looking to volunteer, I recommend contacting Yvonne Savio at the UC Cooperative Extension. She has a lot of the gardens on her email list and often sends out emails at the request of people willing to volunteer at local gardens. You can find her info here…



  7. Ashley July 23, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    Hello Wattles Farms!

    I live on Franklin ave and Sycamore ave in Hollywood and I also work in West Hollywood. I would love to know if you are accepting anymore people in your gardening community? I’ve been on a search for a gardening spot for quite sometime and would love to grow my own vegetables, plants, and fresh flowers. I am from Hawaii and have grown up with a garden in the backyard which my mother pruned and cared for, because of that environment I am feeling the need to do the same out here. My groceries are bought every Sunday at the Hollywood Farmers market, but I would love to grow my own vegetables to cook and eat. I understand that this is a tight nit community, I will be respectful, friendly, and helpful with all other farmers and with the community grounds. Please let me know if there are any open spaces in Wattles farm. I hope to hear from you soon! :-)

    Thank you for your time,


  8. nissa August 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    I pass by the park/farm every weekday while taking my dog for a hike and have always wondered how someone would go about earning the privilidge of using one of the gardens? It seems like such a wonderful place and I love growing my own vegetables. Can you send me some info?


  9. Brian Morris September 22, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    I am interested in a garden plot. I have friends who recently fulfilled their obligations and received their plot. Please send me requirements and steps to participate at Wattles Farm.
    Brian Morris

  10. Alek November 8, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    Hi Christian. Thanks for reaching out to us. Please contact Toby Leaman at (323) 663-7441 or at the email address mentioned above for more information about their waiting list. Let me know if you have trouble reaching her.

  11. Amanda October 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Hi Wattles Farm! I’m very interested in volunteering and eventually obtaining a plot of my own. I live in the neighborhood and would love to be a part of this. However, I haven’t been able to reach Toby at the number or email address indicated here. Is there someone else I can get in touch with? Thank you!

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