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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the UC Cooperative Extensions, Los Angeles County, visit http://celosangeles.ucdavis.edu
Topic: Roses: Planting, Pruning & Propagating
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.
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 email@example.com, 626-398-5451, or Meliza Hernandez firstname.lastname@example.org, 626-798-1173.
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.
The ever-popular raffle of the Altadena Community Garden Picnic and Resource Fair is garnering much excitement, with valuable prizes being donated by our community partners. Here’s just a small sample of the raffle prizes so far:4 Disneyland Day Park Hopper tickets — $125/eaTickets are $1 each or six for $5 and will be sold at the Altadena Community Garden Picnic and Resource Fair June 30 . Winners need not be present to win presuming they have provided legible contact information on the ticket.
June 18, 2012 Press Release
Altadena Community Garden 38th Annual Picnic and Resource Fair
June 30, 2012 marks the 38th annual Altadena Community Garden Picnic & Resource Fair. The members of the community garden invite the public to join them for a barbeque lunch, self-guided garden tours and a community education and resource fair from 1 to 5PM in the community garden and Loma Alta Park, located at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Palm Street in Altadena. Lunch tickets are available for $8 in advance, $10 at the gate.
Gardeners provide hot and cold foods, many made from locally grown fruits and vegetables. Several gardeners will tend bbq grilles for 24 hours prior to the event, preparing ribs, chicken, beef hot links, veggie burgers and hot dogs for diners. Lemonade and sun tea, as well as sodas and bottled water, will be served, too.
The picnic is located inside the gates of the garden. Tables will be set up and decorated with seasonal flowers. The resource fair will be staged outside the garden gates in the circular roundabout south of the Loma Alta Park tennis courts. Featured events will be garden tours, Altadena Farmers Market, yoga and tennis demonstrations, local botanical gardens, blood pressure screenings, community safety and alert information, plus representatives from Lincoln Avenue Water Company, LA County Sheriff’s and Fire Department and other public and private agencies.
About The Garden
The three acre corner of Lincoln Avenue and Palm Street holds 65 plots for over 128 gardeners and associate gardeners. All pay annual dues, $73 for gardeners, $30 for associate gardeners. Quarterly general membership meetings are held to review the needs and activities of the garden. Current events include the development of a water conservation plan for the garden,, rainwater fruit tree orchard, garden corner beautification project, children gardening program and Common Ground Victory Garden class. Free seed packets are available to members at meetings.
The Garden was formed in 1973 by a group of West Altadena residents who wanted to garden with neighbors. The informal group chose an undeveloped plot of land to cultivate local, healthful fruits and vegetables. Soon the County of Los Angeles decided to build an equestrian ring at the area now known as Loma Alta Park, and the County Department of Parks and Recreation relocated the garden. Permanent fencing, irrigation and parking was installed by the County. The Community Garden members developed bylaws, installed fruit trees, herbs, roses, native plants and succulents in communal areas. ACG continues to work with the County to maintain the garden’s infrastructure and amenities. For members’ shared use are picnic areas, a shaded deck, tool sheds, and walkways. Membership dues provide hand tools, mulch and organic fertilizer.
Applications for new members are available at the garden. Further information, calendar, photos and garden contacts are available at the Altadena Community Garden website, http://www.altadenacommunitygarden.com.
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Contact: Silvera Grant, President