The Growing Club, based in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles, gathers diverse individuals and communities together to nourish the common well being of people and our planet.
Join our group of pro-activists as we revive the power of people’s hands to weave humanity into nature’s web of generosity. Learn and explore with us as we bring health and resilience back to our urban ecosystem, as we ground our community in healthy soil, nutritious food, and human connection. Come meet us for one of our upcoming hands-on workshops, watch a few of our popular educational & how-to videos, visit one our three ecological demonstration gardens, or apply for LA’s only Urban Farmer Training Program.
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– Our scholarship program
– The creation of online videos, recipes, and articles available to the public for FREE
– The development and maintenance of our demonstration projects
– FREE outreach programs every month
– Our internship program at Sarvodaya Farms, teaching young people how to become urban farmers
COFFEE, COMPOST, AND CONVERSATION
A Monthly Free Potluck Event at The Growing Commons
Co-hosted by 3Coffee LA
Saturday, October 8 | 10am to 1pm | Claremont, CA
Join us for a fun potluck brunch every 2nd Saturday of the month. This month’s event is hosted at The Growing Commons. 3CoffeeLA brews up some delicious LA roasted fresh coffee and we sit down for a delicious potluck brunch with all our guests (please bring a dish to share!). Attendees are also required to bring something to COMPOST as part of our compost demonstration led by Sarvodaya Farm’s Compost Queen Lynn Fang. Every month, we also choose a “theme” to stimulate conversation and community building.
THE SOIL SOLUTION TO DROUGHT
at The Landscape & Water Conservation Festival
Saturday, October 29 | 10am to 11am | Montclair, CA
Instructor: Farmer Rishi Kumar
The California drought has many causes, but only one solution: we must restore our city’s water cycle by re-enriching our once fertile soils, allowing them to rehydrate our land. Learn how individuals and communities can make a difference by creating beautiful, dynamic gardens that revive the health of our urban soils, allow water to return to our dehydrated urban ecosystem, and grow food for people and wildlife.
Soil Health | Water Cycles | Soil Improvement Methods | Home Gardening
The Growing Club and the Bionutrient Food Association present
HIGH BIONUTRIENT CROP PRODUCT with Dan Kittredge
Saturday & Sunday February 25 & 26 | Pomona, CA
Instructor: Dan Kitteredge
This two-day workshop is designed to teach the basic principles & practices of biological farming for higher quality crops — for better taste, pest & disease resilience, and shelf life, plus higher levels of nutrients beneficial to human health. Learn more and register at www.bionutrient.org/workshops
Topics covered: Interpreting soil tests | Mineral balancing and amendments | Strategies for soil health improvement | Biological seed inoculation | Conductivity, refractometers and brix | Nutrient drenches & foliar sprays
Tickets: General – $200
Sarvodaya Farms is The Growing Club’s educational urban farming initiative. Through this initiative, we seek to demonstrate how urban farms can be centers of social, economic, and ecological regeneration and healing in (sub)urban centers. Our goal is to educate our community about regenerative urban farming through workshops, farmer training’s, and educational videos. Sarvodaya Farms is a distributed urban farm, with sites located in Diamond Bar (The Growing Home), Claremont (The Growing Commons), and Pomona (Los Angeles County), with dreams of continuing to regenerate many more forgotten urban lands.
When Dr. Vandana Shiva asked us a few months ago to create a video on Seed Saving for her, we had to say yes, and now we have it finally completed. As Dr. Shiva says, seed in all its diversity and beauty, is our common heritage. Seed can not be copyrighted, patented, or owned, and we have a responsibility as citizens, humans, (more…)
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