What we're about

Welcome to the city's largest urban gardening group! We've updated quite a bit for 2020, so please read below as to how you can get involved! Best to follow on Instagram: www.instagram.com/lacropswap

Started as the West Adams Crop Swap, our group started meeting in 2018 to exchange our extra fruits, veggies, and other garden goodies! Eventually with over 100 residents involved, we gained positive attention from the City Council of LA by naming Jamiah Hargins a "Good Food Champion", articles in Real Simple Magazine, and Time Magazine. Our initiative is run by volunteers and local professionals who collectively aim to close the nutritional gap in Los Angeles by creating a world where all communities have access to nutrient-rich food and the knowledge to grow it.

What Crop Swap LA does

1. Crop Swap at the community garden, on FIRST SATURDAYS, we hold a monthly Crop Swap inviting any local gardeners to bring their extras to share. 10am-2pm at 2319 2nd Avenue.

2. Starting in February 2020, we will offer a workshop for kids and adults. Held at the Ed Center and Seeds of Carver Community Garden in West Adams, kids aged 6 and up will be led in Winter Gardening to appreciate nature and their food cycle. Parents are required to attend, and will enjoy it. Register at http://savingthewestfoundation.org/programs/winter-gardening/

3. Tree harvesting - do you have extra? We'll pick the extras and share them with other crop swappers! Schedule with the organizer and set it up. jamiahhargins@gmail.com

4. Upcoming activities include garden consultations, volunteer work days, and microgreens production.

5. West Adams Farmers Market - happens weekly starting March 1st at Western and Adams, 9-1pm. We have been approved by the City of LA to operate under COVID-19 safefty precautions. 1968 West Adams Blvd. VENDORS SIGN UP on www.westadamsfarmersmarket.com (http://www.westadamsfarmersmarket.com/)

Recent news about the Movement

TIME Magazine 2020: https://time.com/collection/apart-not-alone/5809175/meet-the-uniters/

Real Simple Magazine 2020: https://www.realsimple.com/magazine-more/inside-magazine/life-lessons/great-neighbor-awards-jamiah-hargins

Voyage LA: December 2019

voyagela.com/interview/meet-west-adams-crop-swap-mid-city-westside/

Neighborhood News (June/July 2019)

http://www.theneighborhoodnewsonline.net/community-info/free-low-cost/1362-turning-food-deserts-into-food-harvests

Hutchinson Report radio interview (February 2019)

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/cropswapla

Upcoming events (5)

Crop Swap LA - Gardeners Virtual Meetup

Online event

Please join us for our first Virtual Crop Swap! Invite anyone anywhere in the world.

Gather your garden goodies to show off to each other, and others may bring gardening questions they'd like to pose. Feel free! Your DON'T have to be part of Crop Swap LA to join.

I will keep it interesting, sharing some updates on Crop Swap LA's recent milestones, as well as some news that isn't public yet, and opening it up for Q&A conversation.

Family, friends, food justice warriors, gardening organizations, media representatives, anyone wanting to hang out.

To join:

Join with Google Meet
Up to 250 participants

meet.google.com/icu-xeyc-zbp
Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)‪[masked]‬
PIN: ‪[masked]#‬

www.cropswapla.com

Crop Swap LA - Gardeners Virtual Meetup

Online event

Please join us for our first Virtual Crop Swap! Invite anyone anywhere in the world.

Gather your garden goodies to show off to each other, and others may bring gardening questions they'd like to pose. Feel free! Your DON'T have to be part of Crop Swap LA to join.

I will keep it interesting, sharing some updates on Crop Swap LA's recent milestones, as well as some news that isn't public yet, and opening it up for Q&A conversation.

Family, friends, food justice warriors, gardening organizations, media representatives, anyone wanting to hang out.

To join:

Join with Google Meet
Up to 250 participants

meet.google.com/icu-xeyc-zbp
Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)‪[masked]‬
PIN: ‪[masked]#‬

www.cropswapla.com

Crop Swap LA - Gardeners Virtual Meetup

Online event

Please join us for our first Virtual Crop Swap! Invite anyone anywhere in the world.

Gather your garden goodies to show off to each other, and others may bring gardening questions they'd like to pose. Feel free! Your DON'T have to be part of Crop Swap LA to join.

I will keep it interesting, sharing some updates on Crop Swap LA's recent milestones, as well as some news that isn't public yet, and opening it up for Q&A conversation.

Family, friends, food justice warriors, gardening organizations, media representatives, anyone wanting to hang out.

To join:

Join with Google Meet
Up to 250 participants

meet.google.com/icu-xeyc-zbp
Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)‪[masked]‬
PIN: ‪[masked]#‬

www.cropswapla.com

Crop Swap LA - Gardeners Virtual Meetup

Online event

Please join us for our first Virtual Crop Swap! Invite anyone anywhere in the world.

Gather your garden goodies to show off to each other, and others may bring gardening questions they'd like to pose. Feel free! Your DON'T have to be part of Crop Swap LA to join.

I will keep it interesting, sharing some updates on Crop Swap LA's recent milestones, as well as some news that isn't public yet, and opening it up for Q&A conversation.

Family, friends, food justice warriors, gardening organizations, media representatives, anyone wanting to hang out.

To join:

Join with Google Meet
Up to 250 participants

meet.google.com/icu-xeyc-zbp
Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)‪[masked]‬
PIN: ‪[masked]#‬

www.cropswapla.com

Past events (28)

Crop Swap LA - Gardeners Virtual Meetup

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