Friday, June 19, 2009


Modern-day share-cropping

Some have the land for gardening; others the time and inclination. Yard swapping is a win-win option. pioneers Veronica Michelle and Nancy Shannon of Eagle Rock, with Master Gardener Miilli Macen-Moore plant peppers, herbs and beans.

By Susan Carrier

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The LA Community Garden Council is offering its yardsharing program in collaboration with the LA Conservation Corps;; the LA Master County Gardener program of the University of California Cooperative Extension; and many other garden and community groups throughout LA.

Pics - RocknRoll @ Solano Garden

RocknRoll Garden Party @ Solano Community Garden

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Upcoming RocknRoll Garden - Hawtness

All Events 5-7pm
June 14 - Raw Food/ Rooftop Yoga/ Live Drumming - @ Peace Yoga Gallery 5pm.
July 12 - Live Music by David Shane Smith - Echo Park - Speakers including Pedra Furmall & FNB
July 19 - Live Music by Motel (Blake Hammon) @ Milagro Highland Community Garden - Lectures by Mary Tokita (LA CGC) & Nichole Gatto
July 26 - Live Music by The Straights - Kombucha Workshop led by Brenda Verenice @ Echo Park Location
Aug 2 - Live Music by Odious Ari & The Syphilitic Syncopaths Overwrought - Talk by Alex Alferov @ Fountain Community Garden - Art & Gardening Demo
Aug 9 - Live Music by Sasha Gransjean @ Barnsdall Art Park - Talk by Jack Neff of "South Central Farmers" and Chi Quong Breathing Technique Class "Relaxation & Mind Intent: The Primary Tool of All Life Forms"
Aug 16- Live Music by Morgan De Rouen - Italian Dinner Garden Potluck w/ Adam Schell - Author of Tomato Rhapsody (Limited #'s - Email to RSVP!!!)
Aug 23 -Live Music by Dorian Wood - Join Erik Knutzen & Kelly Coyne's (Urban Homestead) @ Eagle Rock Community Garden for - Workshop: Make a Self-Irrigating Planter
Aug 30 - Live Music by The Cigarette Bums @ Watts Community Garden - Panel Discussion of South Central Farms, politics & Urban Agriculture followed by a tour of their extensive gardens.

Food Forward LA

June 28th 1-4pm
100+ will glean 300+ orange trees for LA's hungry at CSUN-kids welcome.
To Join call - 818-530-4125

Food Forward LA

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June 14 - 5-7 - Rooftop Yoga - Raw Eats - Drum Circ!e

June 14th - Sunday - 5-7
Raw Foods/Yoga/Drums!!!
Peace Yoga Gallery
903 S.Main Street

Sustainable living friends - Join RocknRoll Community Garden this Sunday (June 14th) @ Peace Yoga Gallery Downtown.

The incredible Cheri, of Peace Yoga, will be speaking about the benefits of eating raw. We will all get to sample yummy raw foods and juices. Afterwards, take a short walk down the street with us, to Cheri's rooftop garden for a yoga session while the Peace Yoga Drum Circle plays along.

RocknRoll Community Garden is currently working on creating a Communal Urban Farm in the heart of Echo Park. We are dedicated to supporting sustainable, local organic living, providing knowledge and connecting the community. RnR CG also provides weekly seasonal series of live music and lectures, integrating education, activism and community with beauty and art.

$5 - Suggested Donation

Thursday, June 4, 2009

June 7 - Lecture: Al Renner Music: Crater Farmer

Dear Friends!!!

Please come and join us this Sunday (June 7) @ Solano Community Garden (5-7pm) for a talk by the living legend, Mr. Al Renner, and live music by Crater Farmer (he's a hell of a man)!

Check it...

Sustainable living friends unite!

RocknRoll Community Garden is working diligently towards getting our Communal Rooftop Farm off the ground.

Please note that Sunday Garden Party events are an attempt at fund raising for this purpose.

The suggested donation entrance fee for all events is $5.

Act-now-super-duper-special-awesome suggested donation of $10 will get you 3, yes, count them, 3, garden party mimosas!

We look forward to seeing you at the next Sunday event!

- Love & Sustainable Living,

(Online directions for this can be CONFUSING)

The best way to get there from Silverlake, for instance is:
Sunset to Cesar Chavez
R on Broadway (past Chinatown)
L on Solano Ave

It's right next to the entrance of the freeway

street parking

This Sunday, June 7th, 2009, Al Renner, Executive Director of Los Angeles Community Garden Council and Garden Master, will be the guest lecturer at his lovely Solano Community Garden.
Please join us to hear this living gardening legend speak about starting community gardens and other informative topics.

Crater Farmer: not a smart man, but he knows what love is....
"Charles De Castro is a hell of a man
ladies love him from New York to Japan"

Our Summer Series Calendar will soon be available. Upcoming Music including: The Cigarette Bums, David Shane Smith, Motel, Morgan Derouen, Sasha Gransjean & others!!!! Speakers including: South Central Farmers, Silver Lake Farms, Brenda Verenice, Peace Yoga Gallery, Food not Bombs...and many more!!!! Stay in tune ! We love you !

RocknRoll Community Garden is currently creating a Communal Urban Rooftop Farm in the heart of Echo Park. We are committed to supporting sustainable, local living and connecting community. RnR CG also provides weekly seasonal series of live music and lectures, integrating education, activism and community with beauty and art.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sunday - June 7th

Join us this Sunday at Solano Community Garden in downtown Los Angeles. Speaker is everyone's favorite Jewish Santa, the living legend, Mr. Al Renner. Music by Crater Farmer.

Starts at 5 (Seriously, we actually start on time - Don't miss out!)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sprouting Chart!!!

Thank you Cat Campion for this great Sprout Chart!

Monday, June 1, 2009

garden humor...

Baby Tomato and Mom Tomato are walking down the street together when Baby starts to lag behind. Mom Tomato walks back a few steps, onto Baby, and says "Catch-Up!"