Thursday, July 30, 2009

Art & Gardening - Sunday Aug 2nd - 5-7pm

RRCG Sunday Garden Party Series!
Art & Gardening
@ Fountain Community Garden

Live Music by Odious Ari & The Syphilitic Syncopaths.

Talks by Alex Alferov, Maria Massa and Joeseph Prichard of Fountain Community Garden.

$5 suggested donation.

Garden lovelies! We are currently seeking volunteers to help out with future parties and projects! Please contact us if you feel you can help out! : resistanceisfertilela@gmail.

Also, Saturday, August 1st, our friends - NightHawks LA - are having a wonderful art and music party! 9pm-1am @ Where Lounge 1519 Griffith Park Blvd., 90026. $10 Cover.


Sustainable lovers! Please bring drinking glasses to donate to RocknRoll Community Garden parties! Let's keep it green, darlings!

RocknRoll Community Garden is currently working with a number of properties to create a Communal Urban Rooftop Community in Echo Park and Silver Lake. RnR CG also provides weekly seasonal series of live music and lectures, integrating education, activism and community with beauty and art. m

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.

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

- Love & Sustainable Living,

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sharing is Caring

Great little post about the real price of buying books online or from the big boxchains.

Taming the Prickly Pear Cactus NPR.

Environmentally Friendly Almost Townhouses in Eagle Rock.

Rooftop Farming!!!!!!! One day LA - you too shall have bountiful rooftops!

Community Gardening Awareness Month August gets even hotter.

The Buzz

July 26th

Screening of "The Garden,” the Academy Award-nominated documentary about the closure of LA’s South Central Farms by Scott Hamilton Kennedy. (For more about the film: Lecture by Pedra Furmal. Live Music by The Straights. Where Gallery, 1519 Griffith Park Blvd, Echo Park/LA, CA 90026 (cross street: Sunset).

5-6 Lecture
6-7:30 - Screening
7:30-8 - Q&A
8-9 - Live Music by The Straights

Stick around b/c at 9 - Open Mic!

Thank You!!!

Thank you all for coming out and supporting! Another beautiful evening!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 19 - 7pm - Sunday FunDay

Dear Friends!

Come out and join us this Sunday (July 19) @ Milagro Allegro Community Garden in Highland Park. Music starts @7pm!

Live Music by Motel (Blake Hammon)
Guest Speakers
Film Screening

Bring your family and friends, food to share, blankets, pillows and comfortable clothes for this lovely outdoor event!

Garden Location: 115 S. Ave 56, LA 90042
One block SE of Figueroa Behind the Highland Theater
Info: 323-256-7122

Blake Hammon is an LA based singer songwriter.
After dumping miles of noise onto four track cassettes as a member of Boston based das kitchen, Blake headed west and put down the casiotone + delay for an acoustic guitar, a conduit for totemic animals, emotion, and observation to emit.
Sound can be found

Speakers Nichole Gatto and Mary Tokita will do a Community Gardening 101 presentation.

Nichole will begin with an overview of her own journey to build Milagro Allegra; Mary will expand a bit into the basic elements needed for community gardens, including funding, location, design, water access, insurance, organizational structure and some of the many organizations we work with to help folks build their projects all across LA.

Sunday 7pm - Milagro Community Garden

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 12 (that's today!) 5pm - Garden Party

El Taller.
224 Glendale Blvd.
Learn to Make Your Own Kombucha.
Music by Dave the Destroyer.
$5 Suggested Donation.
Bring a glass jar and take some culture home with you.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Free Screenings of Food, Inc

July 14, 2009 at 7:30pm
Laemmle Playhouse 7 Cinemas
673 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

July 16, 2009 at 7:30pm
Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood

The official website for Food, Inc. features a trailer, other reviews, and news, and is available at:

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July Events @ Milagro Community Garden

Saturday, July 11th
10-11am Gardening skills class taught by John Torres, permaculturist
11am-noon Organic approaches to pest control class taught by Wendy Talaro, sustainability integration specialist

Saturday, July 18th
10am- 11:30am Composting workshop (tentative)

Sunday, July 19th
7pm - 9pm Our first evening event!!! Please join us for a VERY special evening of guest speakers, live music by Motel and a film screening!!! Co-sponsored by RnR Community Garden. Invite your family and friends! Bring blankets, pillows, folding chairs, warm clothes - whatever makes you comfortable to sit outdoors and enjoy an evening in the garden. Don't forget to bring snacks to share.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Novella Carpenter to talk about Farm City

The ALOUD lecture series at the Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library continues to provide free and timely lectures, and they have just announced a program that will be of interest to Slow Food Los Angeles members and friends.

Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, will speak with Evan Kleiman about life as an urban farmer in Oakland, California and the process of turning a vacant lot into a productive and thriving farm.

When: Thursday, July 23, 2009, at 7:00pm
Where: Central Library Mark Taper Auditorium, Fifth & Flower Streets in downtown Los Angeles
Cost: Free, but reservations are recommended.

Reservations are available via the ALOUD website ( or by calling

Public transportation to the library is available. Those driving may wish to park at the 524 S. Flower St. Garage; the rate is $1 until 8:45pm with Los Angeles Public Library card validation.

Reviewed recently in the San Francisco Chronicle, Carpenter's book describes her experiences establishing the farm:

You can also read more about Carpenter's adventures on the farm and in connection with her book on her blog, Ghost Town Farm, available at:

July 12 - David Shane Smith - Kombucha Workshop

Please come and join us Sunday, July 12th @ 224 Glendale Blvd.

Live Music by David Shane Smith.

FoodnotBombs Talk.

Kombucha making Workshop by Brenda Verenice.

David Shane Smith writes songs that are dark and obtuse, yet catchy and personable. The treatments range from folk to electronic samples and rapping. Everything flows through a lens of urban decay and human indifference to create an almost cartoon vision of apocalyptic mythology. His latest work "Cloudpleaser" ia available on Stroboscopic Records.

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!

Upcoming Events Update

July 12 - Live Music by David Shane Smith - 224 Glendale Blvd, Echo Park - Food Not Bombs Representin' & Kombucha Workshop led by Brenda Verenice

July 19 - Live Music by Motel @ Milagro Highland Community Garden - Lectures by Mary Tokita (LA CGC) & Nichole Gatto - Film Screening -

July 26 - Live Music by The Straights- 224 Glendale Blvd, Echo Park - Lecture by Pedra Furmal

Aug 2 - Live Music by Odious Ari & The Syphilitic Syncopaths - Talk by Alex Alferov/ Maria Massa/ Joeseph Prichard @ Fountain Community Garden - Art & Gardening Demo 5620 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Aug 9 - Live Music by Sasha Gransjean @ Jardin del Rio - Elysian 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" - Riverdale @ Crystal Street

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 - 1003 to 11000 Rockdale Ave, Eagle Rock, 90041

Aug 30 - Live Music by The Cigarette Bums @ Stanford/Avalon (Watts) Community Garden -Panel Discussion of South Central Farms, politics & Urban Agriculture followed by a tour of their extensive gardens!!!
Talk by film maker Scott Hamilton Kennedy (THE GARDEN)

A + D Museum: Urban Hike