10.23.2011 Farm to Fork Videos

Emily Green, author of Chance of Rain and LA Times Writer, gave a keynote on the state of our water in LA and the book Blue Revolution.

Glen Dake (Moderator), D’Artagnan Scorza (Social Justice Learning Institute), Edna Bonacich (UCR, Ujima Farming Group) LA Food Policy Council members spoke at the Gathering of Community Gardens in Altadena.

Garden Fridays 10/21/2011 Recap

We pulled out the old corn stalks to make way for new plants. Last seasons kernels are now corn seedlings and some sunflowers are coming up. It was a peaceful end of a week of mid-terms and a start to a new growing season.

Composting the corn stalks

Small sunflower

pulling weeds

eggplants on an eggplant

drawing on the new board

building a garden trellis

large eggplants

PCC Organic Garden
Courtesy Jason Carman

Jeffrey Smith Coming to Caltech

What are the potential impacts of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) on food supplies, human health, and the environment? What are government and industry roles in GMO policy?

Hear internationally bestselling author and activist Jeffrey M. Smith speak about what GMOs mean for the environment and public health, nationally and internationally. Join us for this unique chance to understand an increasingly influential perspective on GMO science and policy.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Friday, October 28th, at 7:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium (Caltech)
Food and drinks provided.
Everyone is welcome!

Sponsored by: Graduate Student Council, Alumni Associate, Student Life, and
the Caltech Y

Supported by: Weston A. Price Foundation, RIPE, SASS

Source: Rosemary Rohde “Upcoming events… Join us and spread the word” email to Seeds. 19 Oct. 2011.

10.22.2011 Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18 Recap

This week, we made banners and signs for the upcoming screening of Queen of the Sun.We talked about Colony Collapse Disorder and its affects on the food system, birds, other pollinators and plants.

QotS Banners

Queen of the Sun

PCC Seeds of Change

Courtesy Jason Carman

10.21.2011 Farm to Fork Tomorrow in Altadena

Farm to Fork — The LA Community Garden Council is organizing its fifth annual Gathering of Community Gardens, a free educational and networking conference that connects gardening activists across Los Angeles County with local resources, inspiration and food growing fun!

Source: lagardencouncil.org

An all star line-up will present on such topics as:

  • LA Bread Bakers and the Cottage Food Law (Mark Stambler)
  • The Community Food Village; building a demand for local high-quality, local produce through community and youth engagement (Neelam Sharma/Community Services Unlimited)
  • Mushrooms in the Garden Why? (Florence Nishida)
  • Ensuring An Organic Future, Preserving An Organic Past (David King)
  • The Guru of Doo-Doo Shares his Creative Process of Composting (Tim Dundon)
  • Implementing Farm to Plate (Charles Lee and Teague Weybright)
  • LA Sprouts: A gardening, Nutrition and Cooking Intervention for Latino Youth (Nicole Gatto)
  • Seed Saving: How, why, and what it means for LA gardeners (Megan Bomba)

…and the panel Discussion:
Building Urban Agriculture in Los Angeles (Glen Dake, Edna Bonacich,and D’Artagnan Scorza)

The event is free, however donations are appreciated.Lunch will be provided, first come, first-served. This is a low-waste event. Please bring plates, cups and eating utensils.

All are welcome. Please share this invitation and bring your friends, family, gardening enthusiasts and the like!

Please note: The venue is located on the corner of Lincoln and West Palm (community garden) and on Lincoln and Loma Alta (community center)

Source: FB

Where: Loma Alta Park / Altadena Community Garden
3330 North Lincoln Avenue
Altadena 91001
When: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm (See Program Brochure)

Farm to Fork
Courtesy lagardencouncil.org

10.18.2011 Cssc Potluck at Santa Monica College

We had a great time at Santa Monica College for the CSSC monthly potluck. Santa Monica College just open a very cool vegetable garden. We made seed balls, seed paper and ate fresh food. We talked about the upcoming Fall Convergence (Nov. 4 - 6) at CSU Chico.

CSSC Group

Music and Happiness

Seed Balls

Herb Spiral

Bike Blender

Garden Trellis

Seed Paper Making

Large Garden

Fall Convergence
Courtesy Jason Carman and Winessa Nartia (Wing)