Sundays 1 pm - 4 pm October 6, 13, 20 and 27

Victory gardens emerged during World Wars I and II as a way to minimize demand on an overburdened public food system. Citizens were encouraged to grow fruits and vegetables so that more of the foods coming from farms and processors could be shipped overseas to soldiers.

Victory gardens are once again becoming popular. But this time, the goal is different. The new victory garden is all about self-reliance. It's about growing your own food so that you have control over how it is grown and how much you pay for it. It's about getting back to real food.

Come learn how to grow your own food organically. In this time of water use awareness, we will focus on how to save water while building soil to grow healthy crops.  Class size is limited to 20. Classes are led by UCCE Master Gardeners.  Beth Crosse (coordinator). Contact for more information.

 Location: Emerson Avenue Community Garden (EACGC) at Emerson Ave. & 80th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90045

 Registration:  Go to EVENTS / CALENDAR / OCTOBER 6 to use PayPal for this series of four workshops. 

$50 EACGC plot holder; $55 non plot holder; $95 couple

If space is available, you may pay for an individual class at the door by check payable to “EACGC”.

Class 1 Oct 6* GETTING STARTED / SOIL BUILDING Soil and Nutrients, Composting & Worm Composting, Water Conservation &Irrigation Strategies HANDS ON: Soil Test / Building & Maintaining a Worm Bin

Class 2 Oct 13   HOW PLANTS GROW Basic Vegetable Botany, Seed Saving & Storage HANDS ON: Saving Wet (tomatoes) & Dry Seeds (beans)

Class 3 Oct 20 PREPARING THE PLOT Choosing Seasonal Crops, Southern CA Native Plants, Starting Seeds &Transplanting Seedlings HANDS ON: Planting seeds in a six-pack

Class 4 Oct 27 CONTAINER GARDENING / PESTS Raised Beds, Vertical Gardens, and Pots, Growing Vegetables in Limited Space, Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Series attendees will receive a UC Certified Victory Garden certificate.

Classes are supported by University of California Cooperative Extension of Los Angeles County and Emerson Ave. Community Garden Club, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

*Topics are subject to change depending on weather, instructors’ needs, or other unforeseeable circumstances.

New Plot Holder Facebook Group

We have a new Facebook Group for Emerson Avenue Community Garden Plot Holders. This is a place for support and positive conversation about our garden, including posting articles you think will interest other gardeners, questions about your plot or the garden and/or offering advice to other gardeners. Click the link below to join!

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This is a facebook group for Emerson Avenue Community Garden Plot Holders. This is a place for support and positive conversation about our garden.