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WHAT IS A COMMUNITY GARDEN?

Very simply, it is:
Any piece of land gardened by a group of people.

It can be urban, suburban, or rural. It can grow flowers, vegetables or community. It can be one community plot, or can be many individual plots. It can be at a school, hospital, or in a neighborhood. It can also be a series of plots dedicated to "urban agriculture".

- American Community Garden Association





















































































Events

Here are highlights from some of our recent events. Be sure to check back for information about upcoming events!

Pasadena Community Gardens Celebrates Garden Opening

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Friends and supports of Pasadena Community Gardens join in garden opening ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Grow LA Victory Garden program

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A group of dedicated area residents over each of the past four Sundays spent three hours in the PCG garden, at 721 S. Pasadena Ave, learning how to start their own gardens quickly and easily. The class was part of the Grow LA Victory Garden program, which was held in cooperation with Pasadena Community Gardens and the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program. The program was ably led by Master Gardeners Nicholas Anduze (second from right in back row), who is also PCG vice president-elect, and Joanne Adams (right).

Pepperdine "Step Foward Day"

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City Water Installation

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Pasadena Community Garden Breaks Ground and Launches Garden
Fundraising Campaign

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John Kvammen, Board member Caltrans Tenant Association, Richard Thompson, Utility Service Supervisor of Pasadena Water and Power, Steve Madison, District 6 Councilman, Mayor Bill Bogaard, Al Renner, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Community Garden Council and Mark Gangi, Founder of Citizen Architects.

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Fifth Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

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Ellen and Annie at the Fifth Annual Gathering of Community Gardens,Farm to Fork,conference at Loma Alta Park. Photo taken by Altadena Patch.


Meeting with Citizens Architects Group

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Cathy Morrison, chair of the Pasadena Community Gardens’ Steering Committee, opens the September 9, 2011 meeting with the Citizens Architects Group (CAG), under the auspices of the Pasadena & Foothill chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The CAG is collaborating with Pasadena Community Gardens to develop a design for the public community garden at 721 S. Pasadena Ave. (Photos by Chuck Hudson)
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Members of Pasadena Community Gardens presented individual visions of what they wanted to see in their community garden. They are, from the left: Steering Committee members Kyra Haussler; Cathy Morrison, chair; Raquel Garcia; Sachiko Speaks; Nicholas Anduze; Araceli Lopez , Master Gardener; and Jody Hudson, Secretary.
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Mark Gangi, AIA, president of the chapter board of directors welcomes chapter members to their monthly meeting. This meeting, held at Muir High School, focused on the garden design for Pasadena Community Gardens.
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Tony Hambarchian, LEED AP +, who works closely with Pasadena Community Gardens, presents the concept design he developed for the garden site.
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AIA chapter members consider the concept design Tony Hambarchian presented.
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Master Gardener Araceli Lopez explains to the AIA chapter her vision of the food production and landscape elements for the garden.

Other Events

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One of the garden beds at Solano Community Garden in downtown Los Angeles.
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Cathy Morrison and Christina Kuo, members of the PCG's steering committee, visited to pick up some tips from this well-established community garden. Visit http://www.solanogarden.org/ or, in person (get directions from their website).
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Glendale Community Garden is busy building a second garden for those on their wait list.
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Framing has begun for the raised beds in the second Glendale Community Garden.
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Cathy Morrison and Jody Hudson prepare in May to meet the public at the West Pasadena Residents' Association annual meeting at Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena.
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Cathy and PGC steering committee member Anthony Garcia carry the green message forward.
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Eagle Rockdale Community Garden
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Sachiko Speaks, Kyra Haussler, Warren Haussler, Christina Kuo and Cathy Morrison meet with Master Garden Mary Tokita at the Eagle Rockdale Community Garden in Eagle Rock.
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This attractive raised bed of vegetables grows at Allegro Milagro in Highland Park.
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Jody and Chuck Hudson, Sachiko Speaks and Warren Haussler, members of Pasadena Community Gardens, greet the public from the PCG table at the 2010 Pasadena Arbor Day celebration.
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Araceli Lopez, master gardener and member of Pasadena Community Gardens, takes notes as PCG chair Cathy Morrison goes over the meeting agenda.
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Yvonne Savio, director of the Master Gardener Program and Common Ground Program offered through UC Cooperative Extension and our very own 2010 Southern California Horticulturist of the Year, provides wisdom and guidance to Pasadena Community Gardens steering committee members.
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Nicole Gatto, founder of Milagro Allegro, and PCG steering committee member Sachiko Speaks discuss the finer points of developing a community garden. Visit them online at www.hpgarden.org/.
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PCG's steering committee members Teresa Cheung, Cathy Morrison, Raquel Garcia and Maria Shufeldt serve the green cause during Pasadena's Greening the Earth Day on April 24, 2010.

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