Upcoming Classes at Emerson Avenue Community Garden


The Emerson Avenue Community Garden has several upcoming classes on their calendar:

February 23: 
Our first Food Preservation Class, WINTER CITRUS, will be offered by Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club from 1-4PM. Taught by master food preserver Elizabeth Sala and master gardener Dana H. Morgan, participants will learn basic hot water bath canning and make delicious marmalade and syrup. Cost is $20 per class. Registration information will be available soon. Space is limited. Contact danah.morgan@gmail.com to register and for more information.

Additional Upcoming Garden Classes: 
Beginning Gardening Classes will be taught by Dana H. Morgan and a great team of master gardeners.  The four classes will be held from 1-4 PM on March 23, March 30, April 6, and April 13.  The cost is $20/class or $75 for the series if paid in advance.  Contact danah.morgan@gmail.com for more information and to register. Subjects include building your soil, composting, choosing vegetables for our climate and season, seed starting and transplanting, edible landscaping, integrated pest management, and more. Students who complete the four classes earn a Grow LA Victory Garden certificate.

About the Emerson Avenue Community Garden:

The Emerson Avenue Community Garden at Orville Wright Middle School is approximately 1 acre of land, and is owned and operated by LAUSD. The location had previously served as a horticultural area for the school, but has been vacated for more than a decade. A collaborative effort to restore the site was established between OWMS, Westchester/Playa Education Foundation, local neighbors and community members, and the City of Los Angeles.

The northern portion of the plan includes a mandala-shaped garden area for OWMS classes to use.

The southern portion of the site includes several mixed-use features. During school hours these features will be used as LAUSD outdoor classroom space.  After school and on weekends, these can function as a community pocket park.

The southern portion includes 38 community garden plots for individuals and families to grow food.  Perimeter and entrance plantings offer a “botanic garden” of fruit trees and herbs.

Groundbreaking on the garden took place on January 17, 2011.  Construction has continued on a monthly basis.

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