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Chickens and Your Garden: How to Get Started, Have Fun and Avoid Heartache

  • Oct 19, 2013 · 1:30 PM
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Saturday, October 19, 2013 – Conference – Starts at 8:30am-4pm with events all day long.  24th Street Garden Classroom, 2055 West 24th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90018

8:30 – 9:30 AM    Check in, Light Refreshments

10:00-10:45  Workshop 1

11:00-11:45  Workshop 2

12:00-1:30  Lunch, Keynote Speaker, Exhibits

1:30-2:15  Workshop 3 (This is the chicken workshop)

2:30-3:30  Closing Remarks, Networking

7th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

10:00 AM Workshops

Small Space, Biointensive Gardening Methods Christy Wilhelmi Gardennerd 

Seed to Table Teaching: an introduction to conducting K-5th grade garden-based lessons using the GSF Seed to Table model Julia Cotts Garden School Foundation   

Fruit Tree Basics: Planting, Pruning and Pest Control Lora Hall 

Full Circle Gardening Harnessing The Forces Of The Cosmos: And Introduction To (practical and spiritual implications of) Biodynamic Agriculture Steve Wynbrandt Wynbrandt Farms       

11:00 AM Workshops

Urban Beekeeping for the Urban Gardener Luis Sanchez Long Beach Beekepers 

Basic Transplanting Yvonne Savio UCCE   

Embracing the Ecology of Your Garden: opportunities to embrace the biodiversity of LA in your garden through education, science, and other fun activities for all ages  Christy Brigham National Park Service   

Chop It Up Jose Leon UCLA 

1:30 PM Workshops

Chickens and Your Garden:  How to Get Started, Have Fun and Avoid Heartache Roberta Kato Los Angeles Urban Chicken Enthusiasts   

Math in the Garden:  Growing men by growing food at Pitchess Detention Center Al Renner LACGC   

What to Plant When:  Timing and Crop Rotations Joanne Poyourow Environmental Change-Makers   

Preliminary Results from Sprouts: a gardening and nutrition program reduce obesity risk in Latino youth Nicole Gatto LA Sprouts

On Saturday, October 19, the Los Angeles Community Garden Council's 7th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens will bring together over two hundred gardeners and urban farmers from the Los Angeles area. The conference will include hands-on workshops, a moderated panel discussion, keynote speakers, an exhibition area, and a networking lunch.

The Los Angeles Community Garden Council (LACGC) facilitates the creation and sustainability of community gardens throughout Los Angeles County. The Council’s mission is to connect people with garden space in their neighborhood with a view to building healthier communities and promoting the growth of fresh, local produce. LACGC oversees the management of 27 community gardens and offers workshops to facilitate the sharing of best practices across more than 100 community gardens. LACGC is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization which relies on public support for its programs.

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  • Roberta K.

    OK I updated the schedule for the day. Our presentation is at 1:30 but the event starts at 8:30. You will be directed to park in a lot adjacent to the school. The LA Community Garden Council shares a harvest of topical workshops, lunch and resource fair for food growers and neighborhood changers across LA County. All is included for a suggested donation of $25.

    October 16, 2013

  • Roberta K.

    Just wanted to let people know that I am still waiting to hear the time that we'll be speaking. It's supposed to be in the afternoon but the exact time is still up in the air. The 8:30 time is just the start of the conference.

    October 7, 2013

    • ceebs

      Hey Berta. LMK if you would like the LAUCE banner.

      October 13, 2013

  • Gardenerd

    I'm going to be there as Gardenerd giving a class on Biointensive gardening. I'll have a table for Gardening for Geeks, but if I can swing by and answer questions I will. We can lob them back and forth.

    October 9, 2013

  • Roberta K.

    Still a tentative time but getting close.

    October 9, 2013

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