Long Beach community garden

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.

Wrigley Garden creates affordable delicacies from home-grown produce

jams-preserves Fresh, delicious hand-crafted seasonal jams, preserves, pickles, relishes, sauces and more created by the Wrigley Garden are now available at several locations. Made in small batches from local ingredients, products currently include strawberry jelly, lemon curd, orange-ginger marmalade, rosemary-lemon butter, honey wine jelly and strawberry rhubarb jam and will change with the seasons.

Long Beach establishes official Community Garden Policy

community garden policy On Wednesday, April 21, the City’s Parks, Recreation and Marine Department released a citywide Community Garden Policy, which helps identify available park locations where Long Beach residents and organizations can establish a community garden.

Sustainable Garden Showcase at Civic Center

sustainable-garden The City of Long Beach hosted a Civic Center Garden Showcase on Wednesday, April 21, to celebrate Earth Week 2010.  Approximately 150 people attended and learned how easy it is to eat healthy, fresh food by joining a community garden, shopping at a local farmers market or starting their own garden.

North Long Beach Community Garden will take registrations at work party

community-garden The joint efforts of Val Lerch’s 9th District Office, Long Beach Organic and the Grant Neighborhood Association has grown into something beautiful for the residents of North Long Beach — a new community garden. 

Three LB parks to split $200K; builds basketball court downtown

basketball court An all new full-size outdoor basketball court, with new fencing and bleachers, will soon be built just east of the 14th Street skate park, with funding support from Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. Last week, Knabe announced a commitment of $200,000 for three parks and open space projects in the City of Long Beach.

Get Growing! Wrigley Garden will offer trees and tips at Sunday Market

wrigley community garden Henderson Avenue Tree Planting and Mural Right now is a perfect time is get growing in sunny Long Beach. Join the Wrigley Garden for free fruit trees and advice on growing local fruits and vegetables this Sunday, January 17. Supporters of this successful community garden will be on hand from 9 a.m.

Knabe pledges funds to rebuild Community Garden displaced by Termino Drain project

termino-storm-drain Just a little more than a month after ground was broken on the Termino Avenue Storm Drain Project, Supervisor Don Knabe announced that Los Angeles County’s 4th District will be providing $10,000 to help reestablish a community garden that will be need to be destroyed to make room for the project.

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.

Plant Sale at The Wrigley Garden next Saturday

wrigley community garden Henderson Avenue Tree Planting and Mural Fall is planting time in southern California, so get growing at the Wrigley Garden plant sale on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 to noon at the beautiful double-lot garden at 1950 and 1960 Henderson Avenue in Long Beach. Choose from great vegetables, seeds, herbs and gorgeous ornamental plants.

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