04.02.2011 La Victory Garden Initiative

Nicole M. Gatto, Director of Milagro Allegro Community Garden, sent us an e-mail that there are still a few openings for this weekend’s LA Victory Garden Initiative.

Please check out the schedule below:

Saturday, April 2
10:00am-11:00am Introduction/Resources
11am-11:45am Seed Starting
11:45am-12:10pm Break
12:10pm-1:00pm Building Raised Beds
1:00pm-2:00pm Fresh From The Garden: Food Safety The Basics

 Sunday, April 3  
10:00am-11:00am Planning Site
11:00am-11:45am Plant Selection
11:45am-12:10pm Break
12:10pm-1:00pm Transplanting
1:00pm-2:00pm Fresh From The Garden: Vegetable Classification & Edible Parts of Vegetables The Basics

Saturday, April 9
10:00am-10:30am Container Gardening
10:30am-11:45am Composting
11:45-12:10pm Break
12:00pm-1:00pm Soil Preparation
1:00pm-2:00pm Fresh From The Garden: Harvesting and Storing Fresh Vegetables The Basics

Sunday, April 10 
10:00am-11:00am Harvest from Educational Plots
11am-12:00am Irrigation
12:00pm-1:00pm Pest Control
1:00pm-2:00pm Distribution of Certificates & Fresh From The Garden Potluck

Source: Nicole M. Gatto

If interested, please contact Milli at milli@modern-sustainability.com or (800) 863-5476. Classes are $20.00 each or $65.00 for the whole series.

Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative
Courtesy UC Cooperative Extension

03.19.2011 Over Coffee Interview

Here is the interview conducted by Dot Cannon, host of Over Coffee Radio Show, during club week. We covered challenges we overcame in the organic garden and projects that still need to be completed. Curl up with a cup of coffee (or tea) and enjoy.

09.20.2010 Permaculture Design Course

Former Club President, Brett, forwarded an email about a permaculture design class at The Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden.

The course dates are 8 Saturdays, Oct 2 - Nov 20, and & 1 Sunday, Nov 21, The last day will probably be held at the Los Angeles Ecovillage. It’s going to be extremely fun, and more scientifically rigorous than most PDCs are, because the organizers include a botanist (Caitlin Bergman), an atmospheric scientist (Kirstie Stramler), and a student of fluvial geomorphology (Owen Hablutzel).

Source: Kirstie Stramler

The course will cover:

  • Habitat restoration
  • Rapid soil rebuilding
  • Thriving food production
  • Rain and grey water use
  • Community integration
  • Earthworks
  • Sustainability
  • Urban food forestry
  • Recognizing landscape patterns

Where: The Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden
When: 8 Saturdays (Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20),
1 Sunday (Nov. 21)
Time: 8am – 6pm

Permaculture Design Course Poster
Courtesy Say Permaculture!

Read more at http://saypermaculture.com/pdc-permaculture-design-course/