Category Archive: Garden News

News about Community Gardens in Southern California!

Education Event April 2016 – Month to Month in the Vegetable Garden

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Education Event March 2016 – Seed and Seedling Exchange

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Education Event February 2016 – How to attract Bees

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Irby Park Community Garden Project Set Aside

A public forum was held on April 28, 2014 to discuss the concept of a Community Garden and Passive Park t0 be developed in the vacant land adjacent to Irby Park.  Community members who attended the meeting overwhelmingly expressed their disapproval of a project to build a second community garden location at the site.  Only a small …

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How to Organize a Community Garden

The American Community Gardening Association is a nonprofit that believes community gardening improves people’s quality of life by, among other things, providing a catalyst for neighborhood and community development, stimulating social interaction, producing nutritious food and reducing family food budgets. It has 508 member gardens across the United States and Canada, including 57 in California. …

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Garden Grove Community Garden Offers Residents an Oasis

GARDEN GROVE – Adrian Danila squats, bringing himself closer to the tilled earth, plucking weeds and digging two holes with a trowel. BY CHRIS HAIRE / STAFF WRITER Published: May 7, 2014 Updated: 9:25 a.m. Danila, a 42-year-old Garden Grove resident, has a fondness for gardening – an affection steeped in the nostalgia for his …

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Huntington Beach Considers Second Community Garden

City officials will start work on founding a second community garden in Huntington Beach. BY JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER / STAFF WRITER Published: March 19, 2014 Updated: 8:52 a.m. Councilman Joe Shaw on Monday brought forward a proposal to build a 2.5-acre garden at Irby Park and form a volunteer-based group to restore the remaining five …

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Community Gardens in Orange County

Not a resident of Huntington Beach? Many cities have community gardens where their residents can grow their own food, and feel grounded in our busy world. As a non-resident, you can support Organic Gardening in Huntington Beach by becoming a member of HBCG. It is only $10 to join, and as a 5013(c) non-profit, we …

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Five Questions on Why Grow Food

As the Huntington Beach Community Garden’s vice president, Carlina Thomas raises community awareness about the importance of learning how to grow food. Here’s why she’s so dedicated to the cause. Q. Why do you think it’s important to garden? A. Food is going to run short in the future, so it is vital to human …

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How To Be Involved at the Huntington Beach Community Garden

Ways To Be Involved While there is a waiting list to get a plot at the Huntington Beach Community Garden, all city residents are able to become members for $10, and to apply for a plot assignment to get on the list. Non-residents who desire to support organic gardening in Huntington Beach are also welcome …

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From Parking Lot, H.B. Community Garden Flourishes

It might seem like an unlikely picture – patches of vegetables thriving beneath towering, buzzing Southern California Edison power lines on what used to be a massive gravel parking lot. By ANNIE ZAK / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Published: Sept. 11, 2013 Updated: Sept. 12, 2013 10:50 a.m. But the Huntington Beach Community Garden, a nonprofit, …

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FRONT PAGE NEWS…The HB Wave Newspaper

September 12, 2013, front page news…The Wave newspaper (local HB paper owned by  the OC Register) printed a fantastic article about the HBCG, sharing great information regarding the many amazing activities and programs the garden offers.  Get a copy of The Wave today or visit ocregister.com to see the complete article. A special thank you …

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Garden uses sheep to control weeds

The Wave, August 1st, 2013 Garden uses sheep to control weeds Don’t be surprised if you see a sheep munching on weeds at the Huntington Beach Community Garden.  The garden held a trial run on July 19 with Easy’s Place, a sheep breeding and herding company based in Huntington Beach.  Jerome M. Stewart, head of …

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Zucchini Bread

  ZUCCHINI BREAD Recipe Type: Breads Author: Bernadette Lichodziejewski, Landmark Resident Submitted by Virginia Thompson, Master Gardener Ingredients 2/3 CUP SHORTENING 2 2/3 CUPS SUGAR (OR SUGAR SUBSTITUTE (equal?) or equivalent 3 CUPS SHREDDED ZUCCHINI ABOUT 2 MEDIUM 2/3 CUPS WATER 4 EGGS 3 AND 1/3 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR 2 TEASPOONS BAKING SODA 1/2 TEAS …

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Farming In the City

Huntington Beach Community Garden allows residents to grow their own fruits and vegetables. An article by Anthony Clark Carpio, Huntington Beach Independent (Los Angeles Times), August 8, 2013. Photos by Scott Smeltzer, LA Times   For Gene Barbee, tending his plot at the Huntington Beach Community Garden requires a lot of the fine tuning and proper …

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Interview with Jerry Stewart – Herding Trainer

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Herding Trainer Jerry Stewart Visits Garden with Dogs and Sheep

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Food Donation Request

The Harvest Brigade is in full swing and in need of your delicious organically grown donations.  Volunteers are visiting local non-profits daily (M-F) delivering donated crops brought to the shed/storage container bin. Please remember to give and share your crops with others in our community. Simply take them into the shed, weigh them and register your donation in …

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President’s Message – Take the Step!

There are as many reasons for volunteering as there are those who donate their time and talents for the greater good.  I never imagined myself leading a non-profit organization. My employer encouraged me to give back to my community, but I didn’t know how.  When the opportunity presented itself to build a community garden, I …

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Neighborhood Watch for Vegetables

Imagine coming to the garden to harvest your first artichoke of the season and you find it gone! Your anticipation is quickly replaced with disappointment, anger and suspicion.  Please be mindful of each other’s gardens. Report rule violations – including theft – and garden intruders. Thank you!    

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Volunteers Are Needed for the Harvest Brigade!

Our spring harvest is fast approaching and the HARVEST BRIGADE can use your help.  Please help deliver donated produce from our garden to local charities and food banks.  Reply with ‘Sign Me Up for the Harvest Brigade!’ in the subject line along with your phone number and we will call you with the details.  

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HBCG March 2013 News

Important News from YOUR Huntington Beach Community Garden The mission of the Huntington Beach Community Garden is to educate children and adults about organic gardening, and to provide an area where residents can grow fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs for their own use and for local food banks . Reminder – HBCG Anniversary Celebration! Wednesday …

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HBCG Celebrates 2 Bountiful Years!

. Over 2,000 pounds later (of donated crops that is) the HBCG celebrates its 3rd anniversary as an organization, and its 2nd anniversary as a garden, this month, March of 2013.  A time to give thanks to the City of Huntington Beach and Southern California Edison for their generous ongoing support in making hundreds of …

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Girl Scout and Eagle Scout Programs Available!

Calling all Scouts… The HBCG is looking for Scouts who need service hours and leadership service projects.  We offer leadership service projects for Boy Scouts looking to earn the coveted rank of Eagle and projects for Girl Scouts seeking their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. The majority of projects currently available are related to beautification of …

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HBCG Surveys Irby Neighborhood

HB City Council members have asked HBCG to consider building a second community garden on a portion of vacant land adjacent to Irby Park.  This site has been has been deemed unsuitable for many purposes because it sits on a bog, but it is ideal for a community garden! Some of the specific features of …

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