Over the past few months, the Food Growers Network has been making extraordinary strides! Below are just a few examples of the work we have been doing.
Before you read any further, make sure to save the date for our annual Agri-Cultura Block Party on May 15th!
March 30, 2016
Visit and exchange with the wonderful Avalon community garden in South LA. Our group received a very warm welcome from Avalon gardeners. We were impressed with the high level of food production in the gardens.
March 19, 2016
La Red de Cultivadores offered fresh organic salads at the community health fair! Many ingredients were fresh from growers’ backyards and the recipes were from a member: Flor Cipriano. Quinoa salad and kale salad were a hit!
December 12, 2015
We held an excellent fruit tree pruning workshop at our monthly Food Growers Network meeting in South LA. Materials and workshop were beautifully presented by the knowledgeable and talented Brenda Quintero. It was a great day for learning, sharing food, and continuing discussions on food access and food justice in the neighborhood.
November 21, 2015
Our Cultivadores Unidos (United Growers) leadership retreat. Gardening is only one part of our work. Community members are invested in developing their skills in communication, facilitation, conflict resolution, and peer education.
October 23, 2015 –
Community members, Luis and Michael, from Compost LA built the bin in the Mar Vista Garden community garden in preparation for the monthly workshop! After more than 8 hours of hard work, the compost bin was built and stained by youth. Dora and Angelica Bogarin came and shared agua de jamaica, waters, and snacks throughout the day.
October 4, 2015
Our community members had a great time tabling at Los Angeles Garden Council’s 9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens! Our table shared Meso-American seeds and samples of an excellent nopales dish. Thank you to the Los Angeles Garden Council for hosting the event.