04.03.2012 Good Bye Celebration

Our Master Gardener and club member, Beba, is transferring to UC Santa Cruz. A Good Bye Celebration will be held this weekend at Milagro Allegro Community Garden. Come by and have a wonderful time.


Hope you find yourself in good health & spirits… just wanted to personally invite to my farewell fundraiser,

WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2012 4-8pm

{ 115 S. Ave 56, LA, CA 90042–behind the Highland Park Theater }

What: POTLUCK STYLE FAREWELL “bring your favorite dish to share”

{Please bring your own plate, cup, and utencils}* Leave no trace, help reduce landwaste…

ART RAFFLE TICKETS: $10* * *Family and community eventgarden policy–NO drugs & alcohol

As I have mentioned, I will be moving to UC, Santa Cruz to continue my education in AGROECOLOGY & SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS, which teaches large scale farming with the intention to start a CSA…This also marks my official take off from the nest—So, I look forward to spending this moment with YOU ALL—as I deeply appreciate your sincere friendship, collaboration and teachings.

With deep gratitude, beba

Source: Brenda “Farewell Fundraiser April 7th from 4-8pm” email to Seeds. 03 Apr. 2012

04.02.2012 Meeting Apr. 6, 2012

This week we will finish our Spring clean up of the organic vegetable garden. We will talk about the future plans of a joint collaboration with Professor Erika Cantanese to construct a native garden outside the E Building.

We will also be discussing the upcoming Earth Day events and Sustainable Living Week.

Please join us and bring a friend!

When: April 6, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: PCC Organic Garden (outside the L Bldg.)

Map of PCC

PCC GardenCourtesy Jason Carman

03.31.2012 Good Food Day 2012

On Cesar Chavez Day, the Good Food Day of Service will be hosting a festival at the Metabolic Studio near downtown LA. It will feature information, cooking contest, food, live music and a panel discussion on fair food. Please visit goodfoodla.org for details.

Fair Food Panel:

  • Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-prize winning food writer
  • Joann Lo, Food Chain Workers Alliance
  • Muthoni Muriu, Oxfam America
  • Diana Tellefson Torres, UFW Foundation
  • Mary M. Lee, PolicyLink
  • Moderated by Evan Kleiman, KCRW’s Good Food

When: Mar. 31, 2012
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Metabolic Studio under the Spring Street Bridge, 1745 N Spring St #4, Los Angeles, CA 90012

03.29.2012 Hahamongna Walkabout and Seeds Meeting

This Friday is a Cesar Chavez day and the campus will be closed. Therefore, we will not be meeting this week. On Saturday, the Arroyo Seco Foundation, is hosting a guided tour in Hahamonga Watershed, Pasadena.

You will learn what makes Hahamongna a natural gem and the importance of preserving it.

Information can be found at:

When: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Where: Hahamongna Watershed Park near JPL
Foothill Blvd. and Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA
Time: 9:00 am to Noon

03.28.2012 NELA Transition Garden Work Party

Sunday, April 1, 9am to 12pm
NELA Transition Learning Garden Work Party

No joke! Have fun while doing meaningful work & learning new skills with a resilient community.

This is the continuation of the transformation of the lawn at the corner of Los Robles and Del Mar into a permaculture garden. When complete It will include a food garden, drought tolerant area, methods of water harvesting, low terraces built with broken concrete, fruit trees, plants that attract beneficial insects and places to gather or sit.

Thanks again to all who have participated to make bring this garden to life.

This week we continue to plant in the various garden zones. Our emphasis will be on the urbanite terrace wall and beginning work on the raised bed vegetable garden.

Check out our progress & photos at: http://nela-transition.wikispaces.com/Throop+Learning+Garden
Contact people@nelatransition.org for more information. 

Throop Church
300 S Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Contact day of event: January 626.840.9375

Source: nela-tran​sition-gar​den “Reminder: NELA Transition​/Throop Learning Garden Work Party– Sunday April 1– 9am-12pm” email to Seeds. 22 Mar. 2012

03.25.2012 Garden Fridays 03/23/2012 Recap

This last Friday, we had our first big massive garden clean out. We removed any overgrown vegetables, trimmed back the tomatoes, and chopped up the organic wheat and fava bean stocks.

Some of the debris from the winter storms, was crushed and composted. The best part was harvesting our Fall crops of Leeks, white onions, red onions, and yellow onions. Soon, we should have some organic garlic to harvest. We even gave away some of our harvest to staff workers in the L and CC Buildings.

Breaking down the old crops

Organic Red Tomato

Fava Beans and wheat

Big Sunflower

Fall Crops Clean-up

Fall Leeks

Leaf cleanup

Dennis and Cherry Tomatoes

Red, Whilte and Yellow Onions

Good Will

PCC Organic Garden
Courtesy Jason Carman