Potluck Picnic June 25, 2023 – Photo Gallery

Thank you for being a part of our potluck picnic party! These pictures truly capture the spirit of our gathering and will hopefully bring a smile to your face… Toby and Roma, savoring the sublime Bach being played on cello. Our member Jen Kuhn, offering her musical gifts to a hushed audience. Dessert table offerings, […]

Updated Board Meeting Participation Policies

Commencing with the October 12, 2021, board meeting, members who desire either singularly or as a spokesperson for a group of concerned members will have an opportunity to submit, one week in advance, a request to speak at the next board meeting describing the subject matter they wish to address, in as much detail as […]

Board Election Information

Election Information The Board of Directors election will be held on the same days as the community cleanup weekend, Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13.   There are five (5) positions to be filled. Voting will be in person and at the garden on the above dates from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. Should you […]

Newsletter May 2020

“Acknowledging the lives that support ours and living in a way that demonstrates our gratitude is a force that keeps the world in motion.” Robin Wall Kimmerer, “The Honorable Harvest” COVID 19 UPDATE: With the release of the latest CDC guidelines, members can remove their masks while working in their own plots, but must still […]

Toby Leaman to be honored

10th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens It’s almost time for our favorite party of the year! Let’s celebrate community gardens and all the hard work that goes in to producing organic foods, relationship-building, and community resilience! We will honor Toby Leaman for her decades of dedicated work with Metro Farms and Wattles Farm. Join us for […]

UCLA Volunteer Day at Wattles Farm

UCLA Luskin Lends a Hand

UCLA Luskin Lends a Hand as #BruinsGiveBack With a little help from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, a group of new Bruins has found a way to forge a new path — from day one. As thousands of Class of 2020 UCLA students fanned out across Los Angeles to more than 50 sites, […]

Gargantuan Zucchini Squash

An article from the Daily Mail… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2392872/Grandfather-grows-massive-marrow-heavier-baby-HIPPO-just-weeks.html

Wattles Wildlife

A note on recent wildlife spottings in the garden This is a California Striped Racer, also called a Chaparral Whipsnake.  It is not dangerous and is non-poisonous. They are seen often in the garden. “Of Southern California’s 33 known native snake species, only 6 are venomous.”   Also: Monarch Caterpillars!

Planting Guide for Southern California

Here is a chart in PDF format that tells the best time for sowing seeds and/or putting out transplants for crops in our climate zone. [gview file=”https://alexanderw4.sg-host.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Seasonal-plants_planting-schedule.pdf”] Source: http://www.smc.edu/AcademicAffairs/Sustainability/Documents/Seasonal%20plants_planting%20schedule.pdf