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March 20, 2010

Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative


Los Angeles County Cooperative Extension has launched an initiative to help new gardeners start their own gardens quickly and easily in a container, in the backyard or at a community garden. The initiative brings together local families and neighborhoods to share their experiences, skills and produce. Participants are able to turn this new interest in gardening into successful, productive gardens that will generate positive changes in their homes by helping to lower grocery bills and enhance opportunities to eat healthy food.

Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener volunteers organize and lead low-cost Victory Garden Circles (total of 10 throughout LA County) and teach the basics of gardening. Participants become UC-certified Victory Gardeners. Spring classes start in March and April.

The initiative partners include UC Cooperative Extension's LA County Master Gardeners, the Los Angeles Community Garden Council, the Los Angeles County Arboretum, the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, the Huntington Botanical Gardens, and many more partners as well as the local organization sites that will be hosting the Victory Garden classes.

Here is the link to the Grow LA Victory Garden Initiave's page with info and details. Their page also has some great links on cool gardening sites for your own home research. Find the GrowLA Blog here. And follow this link to the Google Map listing all participating locations.

I'll be taking the classes at Tarzana Community & Cultural Center, 19130 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356. Classes are on April 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 9 am to 12 pm. To register or for more information on this particular location only, contact Darren Butler at darren@pobox.com, (818) 271-0963.

1 comment:

  1. Download the old "Expert Urban Gardener" manual for free here:

    http://celosangeles.ucdavis.edu/files/54928.pdf

    Interesting basic reading, good advice....

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