The following are available at discounted rates to City of Los Angeles residents for purchase, while supplies last. Proof of residency such as a state-issued ID with home address or a utility bill will be required. All locations accept checks. Griffith Park accepts credit cards as well. Cash is not accepted.
Compost bins - $20 Worm bins - $20 Wing Diggers (compost aeration tools) - $8* If you do not have proof of residence within the City of Los Angeles, you will be charged the full price of each item purchased as opposed to the discounted price noted above.
Free mulch and compost are available at all locations. At Griffith Park and Lopez Canyon, bulk mulch and compost will be offered. At Gaffey Nature Center and South LA Wetlands, bagged mulch and compost will be offered. Water conservation tips and rebate information will be provided by our friends at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Due to pandemic precautions and the need for social distancing, attendance is limited. Registration via Eventbrite is a requirement for each participant. All registered City of Los Angeles residents who attend the workshop will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE rain barrel! Please note that if you have received a rain barrel from the City of Los Angeles in the past 12 months, you are not eligible for the drawing. Please note that City staff, contractors, and vendors may register to attend but will not be entered into the drawing.
Register here: https://lacitysan.eventbrite.com
Steve List is a landscaper and teaches agriculture at Sylmar High School. He has been cultivating high school horticulturists at LAUSD and Sylmar Charter High School for the past 25 years. Since taking over the school’s 2-acre Agriculture Center, he and hundreds of students have launched a green revolution of flowers, fruits and vegetables across the northeast San Fernando Valley, many parts of Los Angeles and Southern California. At the same time, he has taught his students urban agriculture, nutrition, edible landscaping, and values. He and his students have designed, built and given away over five hundred raised-bed gardens for families without easy access fresh fruits and vegetables. To date, Steve and his horticulture students have secured homes for an estimated 100,000 trees, plants, and seedlings, ensuring that thousands of Angelenos benefit from healthy, fresh produce. Scott Henley was a sales manager at Ag Natural farm supply where he educated the public on farming in the Urban Gardens. Before becoming a teacher, he directed Whisper Farms Inc. Scott now teaches Horticulture at John C. Fremont High School in South Los Angeles. His passion is helping to educate the community with urban gardens and healthy eating. Pacoima Beautiful is a grassroots environmental justice organization that provides education, impacts local policy, and supports local arts and culture in order to promote a healthy and sustainable San Fernando Valley. The organization was founded in 1996 by 5 relentless mothers who became distraught by the unpleasant sight of trash and toxic smells they endured while walking their young children to school. They knew that the only way to create a safer and cleaner community for their children and neighbors was through collective action, and so like good neighbors they joined forces to bring Pacoima some of its first major community clean-ups and tree planting events. The beautification projects of the founding mothers set the grassroots foundation that their historically women led organization has stood by for the past 22 years. Can't make it to a workshop? The videos are never as exciting as being live at a class, but we wanted to offer an alternative to help the public learn more about composting and gardening while we were unable to meet in person.
We look forward to meeting you! Thank you for your interest in home composting and urban gardening.