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Garden Closes in on Corner Revitalization Project Goal with $2,000 Left to Raise

July 16, 2013

Since April, the Altadena Community Garden has been raising funds to redesign and plant the strip of land, laden with invasive plants and litter, surrounding the garden at the intersection of Lincoln Ave. and Palm St. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Altadena Community Garden’s Corner Revitalization Project.  Or contact garden president Silvera Grant at silveragrant@gmail.com or 626-398-9840 .


2013 Revitalization Letter, Update to Friends

KCET-Food Article on California Seed Companies

June 9, 2013
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http://www.kcet.org/living/homegarden/container-gardens/california-seed-companies-to-get-your-garden-started.html

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A Gentle Reminder to Pay Your Garden Membership Dues

February 20, 2013

A Gentle Reminder to Pay Your Garden Membership Dues

If you haven’t yet paid your garden dues, please send a check today to Altadena Community Garden Treasurer Sarah Hunt at 3663 Giddings Ranch Road, Altadena, CA 91001.

Dues are $73.00 for garden members and $30.00 for associate members.

Our dues are critical in supporting the maintenance of our community garden and the many programs we offer. Please submit your payment today.

Vegetable Gardening Classes Are Back for 2013!

February 12, 2013

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Learn to grow your own vegetables  and become a certified UC Victory Gardener through the Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative at the Altadena Community Garden.  Register early as these popular classes fill up fast!

Beginning Classes: Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23.  Topics will include soil preparation, plant selection, seed starting and transplanting, harvesting, composting, planting raised beds, irrigation, building raised beds, integrated pest management, container planting and seed saving.  

Intermediate Classes: Saturdays, April 13, 20, 27 and May 4 (Topics forthcoming)

Cost: $55 for each series or $15 per class

Registration: Contact Jeri Huston 626-345-5466 jeri.huston@yahoo.com

For more information about the UC Cooperative Extensions, Los Angeles County, visit http://celosangeles.ucdavis.edu

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Altadena Community Garden Hosts FREE Rose Workshop

January 27, 2013

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Topic:    Roses: Planting, Pruning & Propagating

Fee:       Free

When:    Saturday February 2, 2013, 11:00 a.m. 

Where:  Altadena Community Garden

What to bring:     Your own gloves, clippers

The Altadena Community Garden and Pasadena Learning Gardens is offering a free workshop on Saturday February 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Altadena Community Garden.  Learn from Master Gardener Mark Rice and local rose expert Elvira Smith during this free hands-on workshop.

Bring gloves and clippers and, if you would like to start your own roses from clippings, one- or five-gallon plant containers filled with garden soil.

Please consider helping: We hope this workshop will mark the beginning of a community of rose experts who will transform the toil of winter pruning into valuable learning opportunities for others.  If you’re a knowledgeable rose person and want to get involved please contact Mark.Rice@alumni.usc.edu or 626-272-2752.

The Twilight Effect: Tour the Altadena Community Garden in the Evening

July 15, 2012

As part of the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department’s Parks After Dark program, Loma Alta Park representatives are conducting evening tours of the Altadena Community Garden.  The tours are from 6 to 7 p.m. until August 23rd. To reserve your spot on a tour, contact  Penny Daniels at pdaniels@parks.lacounty.gov, 626-398-5451, or Meliza Hernandez mhernandez@parks.lacounty.gov, 626-798-1173.

Last Chance-Are You Going?

June 27, 2012

Wednesday’s Altadena Farmer’s Market will be the last chance for discounted tickets to Altadena’s premiere community event. For the low, low price of only $8 you will receive entry to the wonderful Altadena Community Garden, the best ever BBQ lunch, (including vegetarian dishes prepared from fresh picked produce) guided tours full of information, live music, entertainment and the opportunity to win a Kindle Fire, iPad II or Disney Hopper tickets, just to name a few of the prizes. Come by and visit Mary Gothard at the garden booth. There will be plenty of tickets for sale.

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