Looking for tips and inspiration for your garden? Check the websites below for help.
The People’s Garden Initiative works across USDA and with partners to start and sustain school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural and urban areas with the mission of growing healthy food, people and communities. This work is accomplished through collaboration and volunteerism. It is named in honor of President Lincoln’s description of USDA as “The People’s Department.”
Take your experience of the seeds to a whole new level where you can use your knowledge to light the passion in others to save our seeds and help our world into a more abundant and diverse food supply. Seeds, along with soil and water, comprise the most critical sphere of human experience, especially with our climate changing. This challenge must be met by a new alliance of seed stewards to turn our seeds into the most resilient and abundant food supply in our uncertain world.
The Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative helps new gardeners start their own gardens quickly and easily in a container, in the backyard or at a community garden led by UC Master Gardener volunteers. Upon completing all four classes, participants become UC-certified Victory Gardeners. Also, participants continue to work together informally in a neighborhood Victory Garden circle to ask questions, get support and continue learning.
The LA Community Garden Council’s mission is to strengthen communities by building new and supporting existing community gardens where every person in Los Angeles County can grow healthy food in their neighborhood. This network creates and fosters the meeting of people from diverse cultures to share the best growing techniques and urban agriculture practices, promotes social and economic justice, provides job training and beautifies our community.