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GARDEN GATEWAY – FREE Gardening/Nutrition Workshops

Where: CSU/EXPO Urban Farm, 3990 Bill Robertson Lane Los Angeles, CA 90037
(1 block east of Vermont Ave., just off Martin Luther King Blvd.)
When: Saturday Jan 12, 2019 9am to 12noon

FREE gardening supplies and fresh produce to take home at each workshop so you can put gardening strategies and new cooking skills to use right away! Please arrive on time and come prepared to stay for the entire workshop. You will be taking part in hands on gardening activities so please dress appropriately in layers and clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Garden Gateway facilitates the learning and sharing of food growing skills, healthy cooking and drinking and knowledge about the connections between what we eat and our health. This is a monthly 10 week program happening (mostly) on the second Saturday of each month from September to June. Gardening activities are hands on and recipe demos are based on every day easy to grow and/or access ingredients. Participants leave with items from both the gardening and nutrition components of the workshop so they can immediately put what they have learned into action in their own homes. For those times where cost prohibits each participant receiving the item in questions, for ex. a backyard tandoori oven, the recipient is selected based on a number of factors including regular attendance of GG workshops, previous attendance at the workshop in question and demonstrating that he/she has the space and genuine interest in building, maintaining and using the item in question.

CSU is partners with UC Coop Extension to offer the Garden Gateway Home Gardening certificate program. Individuals who participate in at least 6 Garden Gateway workshops between September 2017 and June 2018 are eligible to become certified and help deliver Garden Gateway workshops in the future! Upon successful completion of this program ongoing participants can become a Garden Gateway mentor; helping to deliver GG sessions.

In partnership with: UC Co-Operative Extension, the EXPO Center and the University of California Good Neighbors Program