The Los Angeles Community Garden Council (LACGC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer-run organization created by local gardeners with a mission to connect people with community garden space in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. Each year, the LACGC organizes the “Gathering of Community Gardens,” a free event that brings together a wide range of people involved with greening efforts and related activities across the county. The Gathering includes an educational conference with various workshops, a panel discussion, and a keynote address. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the event and we are particularly excited to share the news with our communities.
This year the event, themed From Farm to Fork, will take place on Saturday, 22 October 2011, from 8:00am-4:00pm at Loma Alta Park/Community Center and Altadena Community Garden in beautiful Altadena (3330 Lincoln Avenue, Altadena CA 91001). The day will include a variety of workshops (in English and Spanish) that cover topics such as compost and soil, mushrooms, seed saving, bread baking and the Cottage Food Law, restaurant-related agriculture, fostering leadership and culture sensitivity in community gardens and much more! Networking, special guests, and information booths will also be featured throughout the day.
The event is free, however donations are appreciated. Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided by local Altadena eatery, El Patron. This is a low-waste event, and we ask participants to bring plates, cups and eating utensils. Food will be provided first come, first served.
For more information, visit us at: www.lagardencouncil.org; Twitter: LAgardens; Facebook: Los Angeles Community Garden Council. Here's a link to the Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/oipg4J