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ABOUT US

Welcome to The Growing Club.

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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The Growing Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit project of Zanja Madre, an organization based in Los Angeles that aims to impart how the built environment directly impacts the quality of our lives.

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Join our Community Supported Education (CSE) program.
Become a member of The Growing Club.

Members support our work, receive a variety of benefits and become part of our growing community.

Our goal is to educate everyone we can, regardless of economic status.
New members expand our reach, and help those in need.

Members support:
– 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

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This Month's Events

Every month, The Growing Club hosts open-to-the-public events and hands-on workshops to help and inspire our local community to create bountiful, beautiful productive gardens. Workshop topics change monthly. Each workshop is held a at different Growing Club Member’s home (or one of our famous demonstration sites), generally located within the San Gabriel Valley. Growing Club Members also receive a discount to workshops. For those with limited income, we offer scholarships to ALL workshops.

June Workshop

EDIBLE INVESTMENT Part 2
Grow Your Own Veggies!
Saturday, June 25 | 9am to 3pm | Sierra Madre, CA

Instructor: Farmer Rishi Kumar
Do you want to grow your own food at home and don’t know where to start? Come join us for this empowering workshop where we will learn how to design and create an ecological home vegetable garden. You’ll be well on your way to growing healthy food for your family after this workshop. We will be covering a variety of topics from where and how to place your vegetable garden beds, how to create healthy & biologically rich soil, how to conserve water while growing an abundance of produce, and planting seasonal vegetables for a seasonally appropriate diet.
Topics covered: Ecological garden design, soil regeneration, water conservation, seasonal planting

Tickets: General – $50 | Members | $20/$10/$0 | Scholarships Available

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COFFEE, COMPOST, AND CONVERSATION
A Monthly Free Potluck Event at Sarvodaya Farms
Co-hosted by 3Coffee LA
Saturday, June 11 | 10am to 1pm | Pomona, CA

Join us for a fun potluck brunch every 2nd Saturday of the month at Sarvodaya Farms. 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.


sarvodayafarms-WHITEOur Urban Farming Initiative

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.

SDF CSA

Get fresh veggies, fruits, and herbs from our farm every week and support our urban farming work!

Farmer Training We offer 4-month intensive Farmer Training & Master Composter Training Programs to help empower our local community with the skills to grow food within the suburban ecosystem.

Farmers JournalRead about our Trainees experiences as they learn how to farm through our training program.

Our Demonstration Sites

The Growing Home is our suburban home demonstration site
located in Diamond Bar, CA (suburb of Los Angeles). Formerly
a standard tract home with green grass, The Growing Home
is now an ecologically-designed natural habitat that grows
thousands of pounds of food for humans & wildlife, converts
green waste into healthy soil, cleanses urban air pollution,
harvests rainwater, and regulates its own temperature. 
Pomona Urban Farm is our urban farm demonstration site
located in Pomona, CA. Sarvodaya Farms shows how blighted
urban lots can be converted into productive, beautiful
mini-farms that grow healthy, organic food for the local
community, while also cleansing the air, reducing run-off
pollution, providing green gathering space, and serving
as urban centers of connection with Nature.
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Our latest demonstration site is a holistically designed orchard
at the Claremont Friends Quaker Meeting. The Growing Commons
was developed using ecological design principles and features to
create a rich, food producing ecosystem. Highlights include rooftop
and curbside water harvesting, California native plants, drought
resilient fruit trees, mulching, and soil regeneration. This project is
still under development, so look out for workshops hosted at this
location.

Featured Pocket Guides

Latest How To Video

[VIDEO] Seed Saving at Home with Vandana Shiva

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

Latest Article

[ARTICLE] Moving Beyond Drought in Mind & Space

Abstract Although California, and specifically Los Angeles, has been in a major drought for the last 3 years (and in reality, much longer than that), it is only recently that government agencies and the public itself has stepped up efforts to manage water in a sustainable way.  The problem has been portrayed as simple problem

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Q&A

How do I prune my tree?

Question Hi Growing Club, My parents live in SW Florida and

[Q&A] How do I get rid of termites in a raised bed?

Question Hi Growing Club, This morning I am getting ready to

[Q&A] Should I get my soil tested? by who?

Question Hello Growing Club, I’ve heard that soil in

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