Grow Your Own Food
You may apply to be a LAGG Dig-In garden recipient below if your intended edible garden location is in SOUTH LOS ANGELES and will be visible to the general public.
To date, LAGG has installed over 40 edible gardens.
Please fill out the survey below. A Dig-in coordinator will contact you to discuss your property and application. A site visit will be scheduled for qualifying applicants. We then select from applicants based on need, suitability, likelihood of success, and scheduling availability. You must have a suitable location and commit your time and resources to maintaining the garden. You must also volunteer at the LAGG Teaching Garden and/or another Dig-In to contribute sweat equity and gain knowledge needed to maintain your own garden.
Once selected, an LAGG coordinator will guide you through every step of the planning process of what we call a "Dig-in", or in other words, a garden party. With you, we'll select a Dig-In date. We discuss how LAGG will help you grow vegetables, culinary herbs and native plants in your own front yard. You invite your family, friends and neighbors to help. We bring the tools and additional volunteers and spend approximately 5 hours on the scheduled Dig-In date (typically a Saturday morning), converting your front lawn into an edible garden.
Our program is a fine example of building intentional communities, reimaging neighborhoods and encourages sustainable living practices and so much more. Garden recipients participate in LAGG's harvest exchange, sustainable living workshops, and other gardening projects. And, as a recipient of our program, LAGG offers continuing gardening support and education to help you keep your garden thriving season after season.
Keeping it local, healthy and affordable.