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Win LACMA Tickets and a Costco Membership

June 19, 2015

Four passes to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and one Costco one-year membership will be available as raffle items at the Altadena Community Garden annual picnic June 27. For tickets contact 

Dodger and Hollywood Bowl Tickets

June 17, 2015

Six tickets to the Hollywood Bowl to see David Gray and Amos Lee with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Friday July 17th as well as four Los Angeles Dodgers tickets are available through the raffle at the annual Altadena Community Garden picnic June 27. Email for tickets. 

For Garden Members: Backyard Garden Tour Sunday June 14 a 11 a.m.

June 11, 2015
Tour the Altadena backyard garden of UC Master Gardener, Jeri Huston, where she and and her husband, Mark, built a raised bed orchard and vegetable beds with used concrete.  Their garden is a work in progress and they have future plans for the remaining areas of their yard.
Please RSVP as availability is limited.  Text or call Master Gardener Randy Bayard for details and to reserve your spot at 818-314-5386.

Annual Picnic June 27

June 6, 2015

2015 Picnic Flyer

June 27, 2015 will mark the annual Altadena Community Garden Picnic, “one of the biggest annual

community events in Altadena,” according to Silvera Grant, Garden President.

Hundreds of locals and dignitaries are expected to join Garden members for an open house; fresh, locallygrown,

home-style food; excellent barbeque; garden tours, raffles; live music; and resource booths from 12

to 5 p.m. in the Community Garden and adjoining Loma Alta Park, located at the corner of Lincoln Avenue

and Palm Street in Altadena. Tickets are available for $10 both in advance and at the gate, with no charge for

children under 5 years of age.

Gardeners provide hot and cold foods, many made from fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the Garden

itself. Several gardeners will tend BBQ grills for two days prior to the event, preparing ribs, chicken, beef

hot links, veggie burgers and hot dogs for the event. Deserts and bottled water will be served, too.

The picnic will be located inside the gates of the Garden. Tables will be set up and decorated with seasonal

flowers. Featured events will include live music, garden tours, and tennis demonstrations. Resource booths

will be staged outside the garden gates in the circular roundabout south of the Loma Alta Park tennis courts,

with representatives from the Altadena Farmers’ Market, Lincoln Avenue Water Company, LA County

Sheriff’s and Fire Departments, and other notable public and private agencies on hand.

About The Garden

The two-and-one-half acre corner of Lincoln Avenue and Palm Street holds 72 plots for over 128 gardeners

and associate gardeners. All pay annual dues – $73 for gardeners; $30 for associate gardeners. General

membership meetings are held to review the needs and activities of the Garden. Ongoing Garden projects

include the development of a water conservation plan, rainwater fruit tree orchard, community education

outreach, children’s gardening program, and hosting Master Gardener Victory Garden Program


A project of the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, 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 in lower Loma Alta Park that is now the equestrian ring to cultivate local, healthful

fruits and vegetables. After the closure of the Mt. Lowe Military Academy, the gardeners persuaded the Los

Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation to relocate their Garden to the current location in the

lower section of Loma Alta Park. The Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation also installed

permanent fencing, irrigation and parking for the Garden. Garden members developed bylaws, and planted

fruit trees, herbs, roses, native plants, and succulents in communal areas. The Garden continues to work with

the Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation 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 fertilizer.

Applications for new members are available at the Garden. Further information, calendar, photos and garden

contacts, and ticket information are available at the Altadena Community Garden website,

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Contact: Rene Amy

Garden Media Chair


Garden Wait List Update

March 31, 2015

The nationwide surge in popularity with community gardens continues as our four-year wait list for potential garden members indicates.  However, in the last six months the garden has gone through the first 25 names on the wait list, filling over two dozen plots–welcome to all the new members!  For those on the list, thank you for your continued patience and interest in the garden–we promise it’ll be worth the wait!

Welcome to All of Our New Gardeners!

Plant Sale at Eagle Rock Community Garden Sunday April 12

March 30, 2015

Garden Flyer 2015

Garden President Silvera Grant Graces the Cover of “The Dirt” Magazine

March 29, 2015

Read about Silvera and the Altadena Community Garden in The Dirt on Organic Gardening magazine at or click the image below.

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