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 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.
WATER, GREYWATER, EVERYWHERE
Installing Laundry to Landscape Greywater System
Saturday, May 28 | 10am to 3pm | South Pasadena, CA
Instructor: Rishi Kumar
Every day, thousands of gallons of clean or lightly used water is sent down to the sewer. This “greywater” can easily and cheaply be directed out into our gardens to water fruit trees and flowering plants. In this workshop, we will design and install a simple laundry-to- landscape greywater system at a suburban home, which requires no permit and about $100 in parts. An easy sustainable conversion all homeowners should have.
Topics covered: greywater, laundry to landscape, sustainable home design, water conservation.
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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