Tuesday, October 12, 2010

LA Community Garden Council wants us!!

Hello gardeners-

We have been personally been invited by the board of the LA Community Garden Council to participate in their upcoming event. I would love to go and represent Wrigley Garden and Farm Lot 59 but I cannot do it alone. If any of you are interesting in participating please let me know. It seems like a really fun event. We can go and promote our garden as well as sell seeds, jam, produce and other items to help raise much needed funds for the garden.

Please let me know if you are interested in helping out. See information below my signature.

Happy Growing!
Sasha Kanno
Executive Director, Long Beach Local

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Yes, it's a Halloween/Dia de los Muertos event! The Haunted Picnic will celebrate the fall bounty with a farmer-grilled carne asada buffet with garden-grown veggies.

This harvest event will boast:
-- live gypsy jazz music from AK & her Kalishnikovs (aka Alissa Kueker of RocknRoll CG),
--two hours of Latin American entertainment with a standup comic, mariachi and folklorico dancers.
--a Dios de los Muertos altar created by Alex Alfarov (of Fountain AvenueCG and formerly of Self-Help Graphics)
--a kid-powered sand sculpture (led by Emilio Casillas),
--a garden swap (organized by Milli Macen-Moore of Milagro Allegro CG)
--lots of ghouls, zombies, vampires and witches.

The LA community Garden Council hopes you will have a table display for your garden.
You can use this as a fundraising opportunity for your garden--sell plants and seeds, bake goods, whatever you like. If you can complement our theme of the Haunted Picnic with a Halloween/Dia de los Muertos flavor at your table, that would be tremendous!

We will provide the tables which will be located in the Haunted Picnic's Garden Resource area. Please drop us a note at: mareaucontraire@yahoo.com or leave a message at (323) 666 2137.

Please share this scary news with your friends; feel free to post the attached flyer in your garden or on a bulletin board.


WHO: MONSTER gardeners, community gardeners and wait listers, guerilla gardeners, backyard farmers, hungry ghosts, and friends of urban agriculture

WHEN: Sunday Oct. 31st, 11am to 4pm

WHERE: Stanford-Avalon Community Garden
658 E. 111th Place, LA 90059.

The Stanford Avalon Community Garden is a 9-acre garden was founded in Watts in 2006, with nearly 200 families, most of whom came from South Central Farms at 41st and Alameda.

Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes and bring their families. This event is FREE to all; suggested donation: $10.