Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Plant the Perimeter Fruit Tree Giveaway

Tree People and LACMA Present:

Plant the Perimeter Fruit Tree Giveaway
Sun, Feb 7, 12 noon - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, BP Grand Entrance, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Artist collective Fallen Fruit kicks off a yearlong project, EATLACMA, with a fruit tree giveaway.

Come pick up a free fruit tree along with planting instructions for your garden. This is the first in a series of events, which will include an exhibition, opening in June, and a series of food-related events throughout the year.

EATLACMA is a year-long investigation into food, art, culture and politics. EATLACMA's projects consider food as a common ground that explores the social role of art and ritual in community and human relationships.

EATLACMA unfolds seasonally, with artist's gardens planted and harvested on the museum campus, hands-on public events, and a concurrent exhibition, Fallen Fruit Presents The Fruit of LACMA (June 27-November 7, 2010).

Image courtesy of Fallen Fruit

Monday, January 18, 2010

City Labs Community Service Fair

Just a quick post to let you know about an event this weekend that will let you help LA's community organizations by getting involved in community service! City Labs Community Service Fair is presenting this one-day fair to browse, discover and connect with 50 local non-profits — organizations doing great things who need your support to maintain sustainability.

Some of LA Farm Girl's favorite food and garden (and green) organizations are participating and need your help including:
LA Guerrilla Gardening
Food Forward
South Central Farmers' Health and Ed. Fund Tree People

Date: Saturday, January 23rd 2010
Hours: 11 am – 4 pm
Location: California Market Center’s Penthouse (110 East Ninth St. in downtown LA)
Donation at Door: $5 per person (includes entry, a free drink, and DIY workshops)

Free Workshops including Lazy Person’s Guide to Going Green w/YourDailyThread ‘Craft for a Cause’ area presented by Causecast :: pack and assemble food boxes for the city’s hungry.

There will be a lounge and even live music and raffle contests all day long including amazing prizes from Chronicle Books, local UNIQUELA designers and more!
Parking Information: The Parking Garage is located underneath the building, with parking entrances on Main Street and Los Angeles Street. There are also plenty of above-ground lots and a fair amount of street parking near the venue.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Only One Week Left to Apply For Master Gardener Program

I just wanted to let everybody know that January 15, 2010, is your last chance to request an application for the Los Angeles County 2010 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program,

To get an application, Email Yvonne Savio, and let her know which elist(s) you're interested in: 1. Community Gardening and Food Security and/or 2. School Gardening.

Criteria: lots of prior community volunteering, passion for helping low-income residents.

Apply and join me, LA Farm Girl as a UC Master Gardener! It's great fun and so rewarding, plus you meet the nicest people doing something you love. What could be better?