Community Garden April 2010

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The Community Garden at Holy Nativity in the Westchester area of Los Angeles http://holynativityparish.org/wordpress/
Presentation by the Environmental Change-Makers www.EnviroChangeMakers.org

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  • Photo by Lynda Modeff – have high res
  • Photo from Vidya – possibly by Agnes Anderson? Have high res
  • Runner bean and lettuce from Christine via website. Carouby from Julian, high res available.
  • Photo from Vidya – possibly by Agnes Anderson? Have high res
  • Photo from Vidya – possibly by Agnes Anderson? Have high res
  • Photo from Vidya – possibly by Agnes Anderson? Have high res
  • Photo from Vidya – possibly by Agnes Anderson? Have high res
  • Photo from Vidya – possibly by Agnes Anderson? Have high res
  • Photo by Julian Poyourow
  • Upper photo by Scott Varley, The Daily Breeze, March 2009. Trying to get high res. Lower photo by Christine Budzowski, have high res
  • Photo by Lynda Modeff – have high res
  • Community Garden April 2010

    1. 1. Community Garden, late summer 2009
    2. 2. Unused Lawn , circa 2007 Initial site was over 1,400 square feet
    3. 3. Abundant Harvests Summer 2008 season yielded over 300 pounds of food
    4. 4. Lettuces, Jan 2010 Interplay of colors, and showcase of heirloom varieties
    5. 5. Heirloom Vegetables in the Community Garden, 2008 demonstrating that growing food can be beautiful.
    6. 6. Garden tour, May 2009 Aesthetic layout Patterns inspired by French chateaux gardens
    7. 7. Winter crops, 2010 year-round growing season
    8. 8. Fava beans and chayote, Jan 2010 Continuous crop rotation
    9. 9. Herb Garden installation, Mar 2009 Building a garden can be a community-building project
    10. 10. Herb Garden, Jan 2010 Culinary and medicinal herb plants
    11. 11. Community installation, October 2008 Rainwater harvesting garden installed by hands-on workshop
    12. 12. Rainwater Harvesting Garden, Jan 2010 Rain from the roof waters these fruit trees
    13. 13. Rainwater Harvesting Tanks, Spring 2009 Site demonstrates four types of rainwater harvesting techniques
    14. 14. “ Container Edibles” class, 2008 We offer an ongoing Organic Vegetable Gardening class series
    15. 15. “ Seed Saving” class, 2008 Part of the Organic Vegetable Gardening class series
    16. 16. Composting workshop, April 2009 Local gardeners learn the true value of “zero waste”
    17. 17. Fruit tree pruning class, Feb 2010
    18. 18. “ Self-Watering Container” building workshop, May 2009 Part of the Organic Vegetable Gardening class series
    19. 19. Bread Baking Workshop, March 2009 We teach food preparation as well.
    20. 20. Solar Cooker building workshops, 2007 & 2009 Participants (including entire families) built solar cookers and learned how to use them.
    21. 21. Harvest Westchester Project, founded Spring 2009 Community Fruit Harvesting program collects excess homegrown fruit and vegetables.
    22. 22. Grow Food, Not Lawns

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