HANCOCK PARK GARDEN CLUB

© 2019 Hancock Park Garden Club

137 N. Larchmont Blvd #720, Los Angeles, CA 90004

November 7, 2019

 This is a great homemade recipe for keeping critters out of your vegetable garden.

1/2 cup cooking vegetable oil such as grape seed oil, canola oil or safflower oil

1 teaspoon Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap

1 tablespoon baking soda

Store concentrated mixture in a c...

October 18, 2019

 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 U...

September 28, 2019

Patagonia put out a short twenty minute film on recycling that we feel is worth the watch. While it is a bit promotional, it also shows how broken the recycling infrastructure is, and focuses on recycling of fabric and clothing materials.

The big message is: reduce our...

June 20, 2019

On June 13th, seven members of the HPGC (and one son - Alex) paddled the 'lazy' Sepulveda Basin portion of the Los Angeles River organized by the Conservation committee.  This is a natural bottom, non-concretized section near the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant and Lak...

May 20, 2019

Thanks to President Jennifer Fain who shared this article from the New York Times Climate Forward newsletter written by Rhonda Kaysen.

Spring is here, and, for many, that means it’s time for some serious housecleaning. But some of the products we use to make our surface...

May 19, 2019

The GCA invites you to participate in making your own yard a healthy place. The majority of land in the United States is owned by private citizens like us and together we can make a real difference. Studies have shown that even very small amounts of pesticides, fertili...

May 19, 2019

Last week over a dozen HPGC members visited Grown in LA (GiLA) nursery in Griffith Park. At the March meeting, the club awarded a GiLA a grant to further their efforts to literally grow plants for LA in LA. It turns out that most plant materials for local projects come...

March 1, 2018

On a sunny but cool Saturday morning in late February found members of the HPGC removing non-native plants from the dunes at the Ballona wetlands.  The Conservation Committee arranged the event and four hearty HPGC members took the challenge as ween above with a pile o...

January 31, 2018

Friday night, January 26, 14 members of the HPGC and guests gathered at the home of Nancy Ziehl to watch the movie A Plastic Ocean.  

The Conservation Committee has been highlighting waste and water issues this year, echoing concerns of the NGA, as seen in the Winter ed...

November 13, 2017

Conservation Chairs Nancy Ziehl, Sue Ellen Waters and Holly Holyk arranged for a reprise of a great field trip to IRS Demo in South Gate: Interior Removal Specialists - Always Destruction with Care.

This remarkable company does construction and demolition recycling, cha...

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SUSTAINABILITY. That's what the Conservation Committee is all about, and to that end we have some great ideas you may want to incorporate into your life. Click the links below to learn about products and purchase them online.    ~ Wendy & Meg

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Baloray Bag

Mama's got a brand new bag! This is a great insulated tote bag for all your on-the-go food needs.

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Boao Utensils

Stylish bamboo cutlery is a better alternative to

single use plastic.

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The Unpaper Towel

Give up disposable paper towels for sturdy, reusable cloth ones.

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Charles Viancin Airtight Lids

Fun and functional silicone pot, pan

and bowl covers.

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Blue Water Bento Box

Great for plastic-free picnicking

or for a meal on the go.

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Blueland Cleaning Supplies

A one-time purchase of refillable bottles and a lifetime of refill tablets.

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Stasher Bags

Multipurpose silicone bags are flexible, sustainable and you can even cook in them.

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The Mighty Nest

A wonderful resource for eco-friendly products, subscribe and receive a monthly gift.

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Bamboo Paper Products

Great for the environment and the company donates half of its profit to people in need.

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Terracycle

An innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials.

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Goal Zero Lantern & Phone Charger

A great lantern for the outdoors that will also charge your phone in an emergency.