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Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative Class Schedule

Spring 2014 Classes

Altadena Community Garden (Beginning)
3330 N. Lincoln Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001
Dates: March 1, 8, 15 and 22 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Instructor: Randy Bayard
Contact Info: (818) 314-5386, glavgaltadena@gmail.com
Fees: $55 for series or $15 per class. FREE for Altadena Community Garden members.

Altadena Community Garden (Intermediate)
3330 N. Lincoln Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001
Dates: April 5, 12, 26 and May 5 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Instructor: Randy Bayard
Contact Info: (818) 314-5386, glavgaltadena@gmail.com
Fees: $55 for series or $15 per class. FREE for Altadena Community Garden members.

Alan Hjelm Community Garden at Lutheran Church of the Master
725 East Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93534
Dates: April 5, 12, 19 and 26 (Saturday)
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Instructor: Susie Bowman
Contact Info: (661) 209-6002 or (661) 823-1919, jackanna1007@yahoo.com
Fees: $75 for series or $20 per class

Berry Urban Farm (Beginning/Intermediate)
22017 Viscanio Road, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Dates: April 6, 13, 27 and May 4 (Sunday)
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Instructors: Jeanne Berry and Ken Berry
Contact Info: (818) 884-6118, Jeanne@jberrycpa.com
Fees: $75 for series or $20 per class

Emerson Avenue Community Garden (Beginning)
6550 W. 80th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Dates: March 23 and 30 & April 6 and 13 (Sunday)
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Instructor: Dana Morgan
Contact Info: (310) 702-6653, danah.morgan@gmail.com
Fees: $75 for series or $20 per class. Two work-trade scholarships with 50% discount are available.

Fountain Community Garden (Beginning)
5620 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Dates: March 22 and 29 & April 5 and 12 (Saturday)
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Instructor: Dan Fujiwara
Contact Info: (213) 479-3228, dfuji@sbcglobal.net
Fees: $70 for series or $20 per class

Fountain Community Garden (Intermediate)
5620 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Dates: March 23 and 30 & April 6 and 13 (Sunday)
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Instructor: Dan Fujiwara
Contact Info: (213) 479-3228, dfuji@sbcglobal.net
Fees: $70 for series or $20 per class

The Growing Experience at Carmelitos (Intermediate)
750 Via Carmelitos, Long Beach, CA 90806
Dates: May 17 and 24 (Saturday)
Time: 9 to 2:30 pm
Instructors: Roberta Kato and Elizabeth Sala
Contact Info: (310) 422-4052, robertamiyeko@gmail.com
Fees: $60 for series ($20 for Carmelitos residents) or $20 per class ($5 for Carmelitos residents)

Jess and Melissa's Garden (Beginning)
2538 1/2 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Dates: March 29, April 5, 6 and 13 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Instructor: Jess Gudiel
Contact Info: (323) 392-7301, j_gudiel@yahoo.com
Fees: $75 for series or $20 per class

Jess and Melissa's Garden (Intermediate)
2538 1/2 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Dates: May 3, 4, 10 and 17 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Instructor: Melissa Gutierrez
Contact Info: (323) 687-0795, mamahoneybee@yahoo.com
Fees: $75 for series or $20 per class. Partial work-trade is possible for those with an annual household income below $20,000.

La Casita (Beginning)
805 N. Madison Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104
Dates: March 8, 15, 22 and 29 (Saturday)
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Instructor: Mark Rice
Contact Info: (626) 272-2752, mark.rice@alumni.usc.edu
(For more information, go to http://www.meetup.com/la-kitchen-gardeners/)
Fees: $60 for series or $20 per class

La Casita (Beginning)
805 N. Madison Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104
Dates: April 5, 12, 19 and 26 (Saturday)
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Instructor: Mark Rice
Contact Info: (626) 272-2752, mark.rice@alumni.usc.edu
(For more information, go to http://www.meetup.com/la-kitchen-gardeners/)
Fees: $60 for series or $20 per class

Lawndale Library (Beginning)
14615 Burin Avenue, Lawndale, CA 90260
Dates: March 1, 15, 29 and April 5 (Saturday)
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Instructors: Kris Lauritson and Elizabeth Sala
Contact Info: (310) 890-1460, klor5@aol.com
Fees: $55 for series or $15 per class. Scholarships are available.

The Learning Garden, Venice High School (Beginning)
13000 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Dates: April 6, 13, 27 and May 4 (Sunday)
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Instructors: Nancy Mills, David King and Ana Paludi
Contact Info: (310) 397-5723, grandy133@verizon.net
Fees: $75 for series ($113 per couple) or $20 per class. Must be prepaid before class starts. For more information, go to lagardenblog.com.

Los Angeles Southwest College (Beginning)
1160 E. Imperial Hwy, Los Angeles, CA 90047
Dates: March 15, 15, 22, 29 and April 5 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Instructor: Todd Roberts
Contact Info: (310) 415-4488, tjroberts@msn.com
Fees: $60 for series ($10 for local residents) or $20 per class ($5 for local residents)

Long Beach Organic, South 40 Community Garden (Beginning)
2813 South Street, Long Beach, CA 90805
Dates: April 5, 12, 19 and 26 (Saturday)
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Instructor: Luis Sanchez
Contact Info: (213) 864-1278, amoralsol@yahoo.com
Fees: $70 for series or $20 per class

Longden Elementary School (Beginning)
9501 Wendon Avenue, Temple City, CA 91780
Dates: April 5, 12, 19 and 26 (Saturday)
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Instructor: Helen Redmond
Contact Info: (818) 371-1766, iamlky@yahoo.com
Fees: $50 for series or $15 per class

Panther Ridge Farm (Beginning)
2915 Emerson Way, Altadena, CA 91001
Dates: March 8 and 15 & April 5 and 12 (Saturday)
Time: 9 am to 12 pm & 1 pm to 4 pm
Instructor: Hop Hopkins
Contact Info: (626) 437-2871, hop1972@yahoo.com

Fees:
For 2 full days, $80 (includes vegetarian lunch). 10% discount for partners. One 50% work-trade offer is available.
For single half day, $20.
For single full day, $40 (includes vegetarian lunch). 10% discount for partners. One 50% work-trade offer is available.

Panther Ridge Farm (Intermediate)
2915 Emerson Way, Altadena, CA 91001
Dates: May 17 and 24 (Saturday)
Time: 9 am to 12 pm & 1 to 4 pm
Instructors: Hop Hopkins and Mark Rice
Contact Info: (626) 437-2871, hop1972@yahoo.com. For more information, go to http://www.meetup.com/la-kitchen-gardeners/

Fees:
For 2 full days, $80 (includes vegetarian lunch). 10% discount for partners. One 50% work-trade offer is available.
For single half day, $20.
For single full day, $40 (includes vegetarian lunch). 10% discount for partners. One 50% work-trade offer is available.

Natural History Museum of LA County (Beginning)
900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Dates: March 2, 9, 16 and 23 (Sunday)
Time: 1 to 4:30 pm
Instructor: Florence Nishida

Contact Info: (213) 763-3499, growtips@gmail.com
Register online at http://www.nhm.org/workshops and click on "Gardening."

Fees: (Participants must attend all 4 classes.)
General public-$120.
NHM members-$100
Residents of 90006, 90007, 90008, 90011, 90015, 90016, 90018, 90037, 90062 and 90089-$80. Limited number available.

Santa Clarita Community Garden (Beginning)
27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus, CA 91350
Dates: March 8, 15, 22 and April 5 (Saturday)
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Instructors: Diane Benjamin, Rose Scordino and Carol Mireles
Contact Info: (661) 250-8345, dianetheflowerlady@earthlink.net
Fees: $50 for series ($15 for low-income residents) or $15 per class ($5 for low-income residents)

St. Cornelius Catholic School (Beginning)
5500 Wardlow Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90808
Dates: May 24 and 31 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Alex Aleshire
Contact Info: (310) 968-0546, alex@hippytoes.com
Fees: $100 for series (includes light lunch) or $60 per class

 

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