Build a Community Garden and Urban Farm in East LA

 
$4,720
$280
Raised
Remaining

Build a Community Garden and Urban Farm in East LA

Build a Community Garden and Urban Farm in East LA
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Hernan and beets

Hernan and beets
Corpsmember Specialist Hernan Morales harvests a crop of beets, planted by kindergartners at the Grand Opening in February. (view small | med | large | orig)

Chili Peppers are ready!

Chili Peppers are ready!
Today's harvest included beets (red and golden), chili peppers, tomatillos, and lots of chard! (view small | med | large | orig)

Corpsmembers harvest beets & peppers

Corpsmembers harvest beets & peppers
Lupe and Hernan harvested 150 lbs. of fresh produce that was donated to the Downtown Women's Shelter and Community Services Unlimited for their neighborhood farm stand. (view small | med | large | orig)

Grand Opening on February 18, 2013

Grand Opening on February 18, 2013
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Learning Proper Planting Techniques

Learning Proper Planting Techniques
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Now it's time to practice!

Now it's time to practice!
Kindergarteners from the neighborhood help plant lettuce, chard and beet seeds. (view small | med | large | orig)

Planting lettuce plugs

Planting lettuce plugs
Kids from the early childhood learning center next door help plant lettuce seedlings - none had ever planted anything before! (view small | med | large | orig)

A cooking demo is held in the outdoor classroom

A cooking demo is held in the outdoor classroom
Chef Marissa Ayala shows residents how to make quick and easy dishes using fresh produce (view small | med | large | orig)

Corpsmembers build raised garden beds

Corpsmembers build raised garden beds
LA Conservation Corpsmembers learn construction skills while helping to green local school campuses (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

LA Conservation Corps

Los Angeles, CA, United States
http://www.lacorps.org

Project Leader

Tiffany Leung

Los Angeles, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Build a Community Garden and Urban Farm in East LA