Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Great events this MONTH - August 2010!!

Lots of great events happening this month all over Los Angeles! Many are educational, artistic, and very helpful if you're planning on developing a your own edible garden, school garden or community garden this fall!

Hope you guys find the below events helpful and resourceful!

Free Seedlings in exchange of your opinions regarding LAUSD School Lunch! Wednesday, August 18 at 6:30 PM
Location: Manual Arts High School

Locally? Locally, tomorrow, Wednesday, August 18 at 6:30 PM all interested parties are invited to make their opinions known about "school food" at Manual Arts High School. Mud Barron will co-facilitate with Laura Benevides of Food Services. This is the official listening session of the School Food Parent/Student/ Teacher/Communit y Taskforce before the first LAUSD Board meeting of 2010-11 school year. We have been instructed by the Superintendent' s office to gather input for board consideration. Speakers will have the opportunity to hear & discuss options. You bring the "options"... right?

5,000 organic tomato, chard & veggie plugs will be distributed afterwards.

"Planificacion de su Jardin Comestible Organico"
Sunday, August 22, 4-5pm (English Workshop),
5:30-6:30pm (Spanish Workshop)
Location: Milagro Allegro Community Garden
115 S. Avenue 56
Highland Park (Los Angeles)
CA, 90042
(Behind The Highland Park Theater)

Eating locally and organically is important, and in Los Angeles we are fortunate to be able to grow delicious, nutritious and organic fresh food year-round.

Join us for “Organic Sundays” – an incredible and stimulating series of organic edible garden workshops every third Sunday of the month held at Milagro Allegro Community Garden in Highland Park.
With Fall fast approaching, this month’s class will focus on planning for your Fall edible garden! Master Gardener Milli Macen-Moore will teach you how to rejuvenate your soil organically and plan your fall raised beds – all while getting DIRTY! (Please remember to bring your gloves!) Milli will also be available one hour before class to answer your gardening questions.

Join us for this month’s Organic Sundays class “Planning Your Fall Organic Edible Garden”

Sunday, August 22, 2010, 4:00-5:00pm (English), 5:30 – 6:30pm (Espanol)

Suggested donation $10, no one turned away for funds

Planting the Seeds of Success for Your Community or School Garden
Wednesday, August 25, 8:30am-4pm
Location: The Huntington Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108

The Network for a Healthy California--Los Angeles Region and the University of California Cooperative Extension invite you to join them for an exciting sharing forum, designed to help you make your school or community garden a center for nutrition education. OR, get ideas for starting a school or community garden that will help improve health in your community!

Highlights of the day will include speakers on:
-Victory Gardens, Then and Now
-Garden Research Findings: How Gardens Promote Good Nutrition and Improve Food Security
-Best practices and resource sharing

Breakout sessions will be offered for:
-School Gardens
-Community Gardens
-Gardening 101
-Physical Activity in the Garden
-Nutrition in the Garden
-Evaluating Your Garden

Registration costs $15 ($30 if you would like to include lunch from Home Girl Cafe) and is available online at http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=5094.

Advance registration required. We look forward to seeing you there!

Vertical Veggies: Urban Gardening and Cooking at Homegirl Cafe
Thursday, August 26, 6 to 9 pm
Location: Homegirl Cafe

130 Bruno Street, Chinatown
Metro Gold Line is right across the street, plan your trip at Metro.net
$15 includes dinner plus gardening or cooking workshop

Summer is here! Join de LaB and LA Commons for an evening of urban farming, cooking and—most importantly—eating at Homegirl Cafe. Choose from several gardening and cooking workshops led by experts at Urban Farming and Homegirl Cafe that specialize in the art of growing (and preparing) edibles in small and surprising city spaces:
  • Cooking workshop with Homegirl Cafe that shows how to use homegrown produce
  • Container gardening workshop focusing on what you can start growing now for fall
  • Vertical garden workshop showing you how to make the most of your walls and fences
  • A brief tour and overview of Chinatown's "crack gardens" where produce is literally growing out of cracks in the pavement
In addition to the workshop, your $15 ticket also gets you an all-inclusive dinner from Homegirl Cafe made with produce from their on-site vertical garden (and including their homemade sangria!). Plus, live music by Fandango Sin Fronteras all night long! Proceeds benefit Homegirl Cafe and LA Common's Trekking LA program. See you in the garden!

6:00pm Dinner and drinks (dinner service will continue throughout the night)
7:30pm Workshops begin
8:15pm Drinks and live music

Fresh from the Garden: This month’s topic: “Tomatoes”
Saturday, August 28, 4-5pm
Location: Milagro Allegro Community Garden

115 S. Avenue 56
Highland Park (Los Angeles)
CA, 90042
(Behind The Highland Park Theater)

We invite you and your family to take part in “Fresh from the Garden” – free nutrition workshops and cooking demonstrations being held every fourth Saturday of the month at Milagro Allegro Community Garden in Highland Park.

This month we will discuss the health benefits of eating fresh tomatoes, how to properly harvest them, store them and how to healthfully prepare them. Take home a delicious healthy recipe to share with your family and friends!

Join us for August’s “Fresh from the Garden” focus on Tomatoes"Garden Swap"

Sunday, August 29, 5-6:30pm

Location: Milagro Allegro Community Garden

115 S. Avenue 56
Highland Park (Los Angeles)
CA, 90042
(Behind The Highland Park Theater)

Do you have a surplus of fresh veggies, seedlings, or garden tools? Have you ever thought of swapping your goods for something you need? Now’s our chance! Let’s gather our goods and exchange for FREE! Seeds, worms, compost, plants, fresh vegetables, innovative gardening ideas, food recipes, worm tea, tools, magazines, and books, are welcome. Master Gardener, Milli Macen-Moore will also be onsite and happy to answer all of your gardening questions.

Monthly Garden Swap

Sunday, August 29th, 5pm-6:30pm

Swapping begins at 5:30pm! Don’t be late!

RSVP: milli@modern-sustainability.com