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New Community Garden in Long Beach!

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Comment by Cornelia on September 24, 2008 at 12:31pm
Homegrown Evolution - Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne write Homegrown Evolution, a blog that explores a fast-growing new movement: urbanites are becoming gardeners and farmers. Kelly and Erik are the authors of The Urban Homestead coming out in June of 2008 from Process Media. They have researched and experimented with small scale urban agriculture since moving to their tiny bungalow in Los Angeles ten years ago.
Comment by mary on December 9, 2008 at 7:38pm
Found it!

My urban oasis - I take the bus from Venice beach to a farm in Malibu, play for 4 hours in the dirt, and go home with food. Nice.
Comment by fiver on December 31, 2008 at 11:51pm
check out:
the city gives away free compost, mulch and gives serious discounts on really good composters and worm bins.
Comment by taylor on January 20, 2009 at 10:00pm
Hi, I just got a dehyrator, and I want to use it as much as possible to make dried snacks from wild, homegrown, and fallen fruit. Also stuff from grocery stores are ok. Please contact me if you have any ideas or produce, Im in the west la area
Comment by fiver on January 20, 2009 at 10:59pm
we have some of the Raw "cook?" books which have lots of recipes which rely heavily on a dehydrator. We've made lots of uncookies!
Comment by Cornelia on February 19, 2009 at 12:47pm
Two interesting events coming up with our friends at Homegrown Evolution
Urban Livestock and Bikes
Comment by Cornelia on March 3, 2009 at 5:41pm
Hi all,
We're going to have a booth at MakerFaire 2009 at the San Mateo County Expo Center. Are any of you interested in coming up and teaching a skillshare with us? MakerFaire is one of the most incredible gatherings of creative folks. It celebrates open source and sharing of ideas, and this year's theme is "Re-Make America" Check 'em out and let me know if you'd like to join us. http://makerfaire.com/#1
Comment by mary on March 8, 2009 at 11:45am
Hey all - Ive been in town 4 months now and want to check in. Im gardening at the Venice High School Learning Garden. Ive started an edible landscaping business helping people start veggie gardens or just mix herbs and veggies into their landscape design. I'm enrolled in master Gardeners Classes. I am a member of West Side Permies (amazing networking website.) Finally, Ive started a program called HOPE Gardens ( Helping Other People Eat) for a local non-profit. Our goal is to increase, preserve, and share the urban harvest. We meet Sundays the Main Street farmers markets (at noon - join us!) and pool our neighborhood fruit tree harvests with the farmers market's excess produce. We each get a goody bag if desired, and the rest goes to the homeless shelters and food pantries of West Side LA. I also collect at the Wednesdays market and serve a hot meal at the shelter Wednesday - the group also serves Thursdays meal with local produce. I keep very busy and its easy to loose steam some days. I could use more volunteers to inspire and motivate me. Let me know if your interested. There are endless opportunities for partnering.
Comment by Stephanie on April 21, 2009 at 6:58pm
HI ALL! I am in Silverlake, CA and have no front yard or back yard or even a side yard. I am attempting to build a tiny planter and just grow anything! I deeply miss my gardens - silly as that may sound... Does anybody know of a community garden or some other alternative on the eastside of town? So glad to have found this wonderful network!
Comment by taylor on April 21, 2009 at 9:31pm
I recommend commandeering a piece of median, somewhere within a few blocks of your house, right outside or across the street ideally. And I would also add that planting somewhat drought tollerant fruit and nut trees and perennial veggies like artichoke, asparagus, interplanted with useful native plants, succulents, nitrogen fixing trees and herbs. There are a few community gardens within a few miles of silverlake. Walk around your area and look at people's gardens and talk to them about what they like to grow. There is a garden in Solano Canyon, you can see it on the right side of the 110 freeway at dodger staduim, also several small plots on medians. Several in Hollywood that are bigger like wattles garden on fountain near la brea. Good Luck, have fun


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