Community gardens are a fantastic way for community members to eat healthy food (that they grow themselves) while also getting in some great exercise!As our friends at the LA Community Garden Council put it:
Approximately 70 community gardens are growing in Los Angles County, serving 3,900 families. Community gardens are vibrant, cooperative organizations that build neighborhood self-reliance, and reduce poverty, mitigate global warming and benefit the LA River and Ballona Creek watersheds. Los Angeles devotes little taxpayer money to community gardens yet they return abundant neighborhood benefit.
APIOPA currently shares 2 sowing bed plots with the Tongan Community Service Center and Guam Communications Network in Long Beach. There is a local farm called The Growing Experience, where our plots are located, along with 38 other plots.
Are you interested in joining a community garden? Go here to see if there’s a community garden near you! If not, email Scott Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can start a garden with your neighbors and friends.