Become a Certified UC Victory Gardener through the
GROW LA VICTORY GARDEN INITIATIVE
Part of University of California Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program
Highland Park residents will have an opportunity to learn to grow their own vegetables and prepare healthy recipes Fresh From The Garden! UC Cooperative Extension will launch one of 16 sites for the “Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative” in Highland Park, California. A series of weekend classes in April and May will be offered at the Milagro Allegro Community Garden.
The effort is part of UC Cooperative Extension’s “Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative” for those who wish to grow their own fresh vegetables. This initiative will help new gardeners learn to start their own gardens quickly and easily in a container, in the backyard or at a community garden, bringing together local families and neighborhoods to share their experiences, skills and produce. Participants will be able to turn this new interest in gardening into successful, productive gardens that will generate positive changes in their homes by helping to lower grocery bills and enhance opportunities to eat healthy, nutritious foods. Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener volunteers will organize and lead the garden circles and teach the basics of gardening.
“We hope these Victory Garden Circles will continue informally beyond the trainings so participants can continue to share their new skills and produce surplus with their neighbors, local restaurants, local food banks and soup kitchens,” says Yvonne Savio, Common Ground Garden program manager.
Highland Park residents who wish to register or get more information should contact Milli Macen-Moore, at (800) 863-5476, or email@example.com. The Highland Park course will cost $20 per workshop, or $65 for the four-class series, and will be held from 10am-2:00pm on April 2, 3, 9 and 10. Space is limited and advance registration is requested. A Spanish series will also be held on May 14 & 15; 9am – 3 pm. Space is limited and advance registration is requested.
The initiative brings together local gardening enthusiasts, UC Cooperative Extension’s LA County Master Gardeners, and many local partners. For general information on the initiative, please contact Yvonne Savio, Common Ground Garden program manager, at (323) 260-3407, firstname.lastname@example.org. Initiative sites around the county can be viewed at:
Note: You are registered only when your fee has been received!
Support for this program has been provided by the
University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.