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.
Join us for a special summer farm party featuring local craft beer and local blues music! Complimentary beer tastings will be provided by Homage Brewing, who happily offers us their brewery waste for our lovely compost piles. Homage focuses on Belgian beer styles such as Saisons, Lambics, Specialty Belgians, and American IPAs.
We will also enjoy live music from a local band, The Half-Measures. The Half-Measures don’t cover songs, they bury them. A blues gumbo with a pinch of R&B to spice things up, they’ve bubbled up from the dregs of the Los Angels music scene and achieved their five-year plan to achieve obscurity. They are Joe Keyes, vocal/lead guitar, Simon Landau, rhythm guitar, Tracy Richardson, bass and Peter Landau on the drums. Follow them on Facebook.
There will be no compost or coffee at our August event, but it is still a potluck event, so please bring a dish to share! Also please note the different time – it will be held from 11am – 2pm.
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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