Long Beach Carmelitos

Volunteers to Revitalize Urban Garden During National Day of Service

growing-experience Photo from the Growing Experience Facebook page. On Monday, January 19, several Long Beach community and city organizations are joining together for a community service project at a North Long Beach urban farm to make it a “Day On, not a Day Off” in honor of the MLK National Day of Service.

5th Annual Long Beach Farm Dinner Showcases Local Chefs and Urban Farm

lb-farm-dinner On Sunday, October 26th, the 5th Annual Long Beach Farm dinner will benefit the Growing Experience Urban Farm by offering an immaculate multi-course dinner at the farm itself! The “under the stars” event is a celebration showcasing the seasonal bounty of the Autumn Harvest at the Growing Experience, an urban farm located at 750 Via Carmelitos in Long Beach.

$25,000 Grant Will Help Prepare Carmelitos Youth for College

Southern California Edison presents the CDF with five laptop computers refurbished by Technology Training Foundation of America. Photo courtesy of Angelina Romero. Southern California Edison presents the CDF with five laptop computers refurbished by Technology Training Foundation of America. Photo courtesy of Angelina Romero. The Los Angeles County Community Development Foundation (CDF) received a grant from Southern California Edison in the amount of $25,000 to help prepare youth and young adults to attend and complete higher education, prepared for career.

Foodies Delight at Long Beach Urban Farm Dinner

Long Beach Urban Farm Dinner The Urban Farm Dinner at The Growing Experience in Long Beach opens the local farm to foodies for fine food under the stars. On Sunday, local foodies had the rare opportunity to dine al fresco in an urban garden at The Long Beach Farm Dinner.

Certified Growing Experience Farmers Market Opens at Iconic Urban Farm in Carmelitos

Ceertified Growing Experience Farmers Market - Healthy Greens Local farm, Healthy Greens, located in Compton, brings various sprouts and wheat grass to the market. (photo courtesy: Jennifer Blackwell-Trotter) On October 20 from 10am to 2pm, the Los Angeles Community Development Foundation (CDF) will host the Grand Opening of the Certified Growing Experience Farmers Market at 750 Via Carmelitos in North Long Beach.  

‘Fun with Food and Play!’ At the Growing Experience Urban Farm and Market Saturday

Fun with Food and Play! The public is invited to come out and celebrate Long Beach’s newest farmers’ market at the Healthy Active Long Beach ‘Fun with Food and Play!’ health and nutrition event on Saturday, September 29, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at The Growing Experience Urban Farm and Market, 750 Via Carmelitos, in Long Beach.

Long Beach Farm Dinner: An Urban Garden Under the Stars

Long Beach Farm Dinner benefits urban garden Local, sustainable and under the stars! The Long Beach Farm Dinner on October 23 is a rare chance to dine al fresco in an urban garden, and a smart way for garden organizers to raise money for The Growing Experience in Carmelitos.

The Growing Experience: Urban farm is a vital link in LB’s green supply chain

growing-experience The Growing Experience began in 1996, as a joint collaboration between the Community Development Commission (CDC), County of Los Angeles and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCOOP).  The program seeks to provide public housing residents with an opportunity to access a community garden in an urban setting while also giving them an opportunity to learn valuable skills in the multi-million dollar “green industry” in a paid job-training program.

Celebrate Earth Day at Urban Farm with Growing Experience

earth day celebration Growing Experience The Growing Experience will commemorate the 40-year anniversary of Earth Day with a community celebration at its urban farm located within the Carmelitos Housing Development on Thursday, April 22, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Fall Harvest Festival celebrates local farming in Long Beach

fall-harvest-festival A Farm Grows in North Long Beach Celebrate the Fall Harvest with fellow fans in the local food community. Snack on farm fresh food and beverages prepared by local Chefs Paul Buchanan of Primal Alchemy Catering, Michael Poompan of the Hotel Renaissance Long Beach, and desserts by Justina Fenton and Keith Russell of Shortnin’ Bread.

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