LAGG Celebrated MLK Day Working on Good Earth Community Garden

volunteer at MLK work day

A Green Grounds celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by continuing our creation of the LAGG teaching garden at the Good Earth Community Garden.

We planted sugar peas, scarlet runner beans, along the cyclone fence, and sunflower seeds. Fava beans go in the orchard site to start providing nitrogen. We trimmed the plants along the fence, and we also turned that trashed parkway along Carmona, across from the garden, into a beautiful border of succulent plantings and more sunflowers.

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Happy New Year!


Happy New Year - family, friends, Green Grounds supporters and diggers!

Our Dig in on Jan. 2, 2016, the ground clearing and breaking for LA Green Grounds Teaching Garden was a great way to start out the new year. We had a fantastic, enthusiastic team of folks out to transform this abandoned, hard packed, broken glass strewn dirt stretch outside of the Good Earth Community Garden, under DWP's towers. We knew the rain was coming, so everyone worked hard to clean up, break into the super hard surface, load the planting beds with compost, and then we covered every square inch with woody mulch. Can you imagine the rain being welcomed by the earth there, sheltered under mulch, and the microbes from Gordon's worm compost waking up to bring that soil back to life?

Congratulations and great thanks to Steven Meeks and Masha Calloway for doing such splendid work in setting this up, planning and organizing the day's event. They did such a fine job! Thanks to Melissa Murdick for her steady hand in getting people signed in, and then getting lunch. Thanks to Tim Easton and Jimmy Kochiyama for great work in creating the orchard site and berm. Thanks so much to the West Adams Neighborhood Council for their great support. We look forward to providing many benefits to this community. And to all of you who turned out to dig, move dirt, load up wheelbarrows, creating garden beds from a dirt empty lot - you are a magnificent crew - the Founding Crew of LA Green Grounds' Teaching Garden. We look forward to seeing you often, improving the garden bit by bit, and availing yourselves of the chance to learn more about gardening and growing food.

- Florence Nishida

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LAGG Earth Day Celebration 2016 is April 23

Earth Day 2016 is April 22

Something to look forward to...

Earth Day 2016 is Friday, April 22. 112 days from today.  

What are you planning to do?


JOIN LAGG's Earth Day celebration SATURDAY, APRIL 23.

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Rich soil

Remember to rotate your planting as this assures rich nutrient soil :)
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Watermelon/Lemon Juice


    • Watermelon
    • Lemons
    • Ginger
    • 1 hot Pepper or sweet
    • Basil
    • Mint
    • Sugar
    • Honey
    • Water
  1. Make a simple syrup with the Sugar & or Honey 1cup water 1cup sugar. bring to boil.
  2. Boil a cup of water add ginger (but not maryann) simmer
  3. Boil a cup of water add mint simmer
  4. Put cut melon in a blender (this may take a couple of time if blender is small)
  5. Add Basil to melon blend. add pepper
  6. Juice Lemons
  7. Add mint water, ginger water, lemons to Melon
  8. Blend in batches
  9. Add Syrup Blend to taste!!!

Did i forget somethang. . . . .
You can add some rosemary if you like.

Get Dirty!
Dirty Hands
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