Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thanks for an amazing summer!!!!

RocknRoll Community Garden wants to thank you for making our first Summer Series such a success! We learned so much, we listened to so many great local bands, we discovered new green areas of LA we had never before seen! What a summer!

Thank You so much to all the lecturers, demonstrators, speakers, artists, musicians, volunteers, hosts, gardens, gardeners, LA Community Garden Council Mnembers, and everyone who came to visit, check it all out, learn something new, make new friends, hear some sweet music..uh...and anything else I may have forgotten to throw in there!

We are on our fall downtime currently - Danielle is WWOOFing...! but if you are an interested volunteer, or host space, or just want to drop us a line, email us this fall at

We look forward to rocking out with all of you in '10! (and hopefully on our own roof by then ;)

love and tomatoes,

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

30th Anniversary Celebration of Certified Farmers' Markets in LA

The City of Los Angeles will mark the 30th anniversary of certified farmers' markets in the Los Angeles area with a celebration at City Hall:

When: Thursday, September 3, 2009, from 10:00am until 2:00pm
Where: Arts District/Little Tokyo, Certified Farmers' Market on the lawn at Los Angeles City Hall, 1st and Spring Streets
Cost: Free

Confirmed guests and activities include: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilmember Jan Perry, Robert Tse, Kurt Floren, Vance Corum and other organizers of Los Angeles's first farmers' markets, including 20 original farmers and organizers from the first market in Gardena; Evan Kleiman, Jonathan Gold, Nancy Silverton, Mary Sue Milliken, Eric Lukosky, urban farmers and gardeners including representatives from the Stanford Avalon garden in Watts, the 24th Street Foundation, and the Garden School Foundation, and many others.

Complete details about participants and events such as SEE-LA's "Taste the Harvest" booth, a salsa contest, and food vendors and artisans are available on the Locally Grown LA website at: