Growing Veggies with Jill Volat

From pests to pots, soil amendments to design strategies: HPGC members had an opportunity to explore edibles in our gardens at a workshop sponsored by the Conservation Committee on Oct 17 th which drew a crowd of 15 participants. Jill Volat, the Urban "Farmista" led the group through some thoughtful considerations in planting vegetable gardens. While most participants have grown or are growing vegetables and herbs, they had a multitude of questions and suggestions about what works and what doesn't when undertaking or own urban farm plots. In no particular order, the following list are some of the 'considerations' one should take into account when undertaking a revamping of one's vegetable

HPGC to Join Neighborhood Council and LASAN to Create Biodiversity Index of the Greater Wilshire are

Last week, officials from the Los Angeles's Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) unveiled plans to create a city-wide biodiversity index. They announced plans to do a pilot study in the Greater Wilshire area with the local neighborhood council and the Hancock Park Garden Club. Below is a story about the meeting and how the pilot project will work that first appeared in the Larchmont Buzz and was reprinted with permission. Last week, neighbors gathered at the historic Ebell of Los Angeles for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council‘s (GWNC) September board meeting, and a special town hall session to learn how they can participate in the City’s Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) new Biodiversity Project –


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