Harvard Avenue dig-in, and new news

Posted in Dig-ins, Events by Anne McKnight - May 05, 2013

This week has been a flurry of activity. Two dig-ins, over a hundred volunteers, from far and wide–North Hills, Orange County, Cerritos, Santa Monica, La Habra, Glendale, Pasadena, Lawndale, W Hollywood, Redlands, Inglewood, Sherman Oaks, Torrance, Encino, and Compton, as well as our beloved Los Angeles. And even the ice-cream truck stopped by.

Mid-afternoon on May 4, digging in compost, as the ice-cream truck serenades dig-in volunteers.

Mid-afternoon on May 4, digging in compost, as the ice-cream truck serenades dig-in volunteers.


Dig-in host David V (in hat) confabs with a neighbor, as volunteers Stephanie, Jacque, Kimberly, Virginie and Maylin plant the herb garden.

And in new news, we got two lovely and substantial donations in hand.
One is a super-generous gift of $5000 from the CAA (Creative Artists Agency) Foundation based in Los Angeles. Their gift will help us build our infrastructures, so we can acquire, use and share resources like tools, seeds, and software. Many many thanks for your generosity!
The second one is another local donation–super-local, from a neighborhood council in LA, the North Area Neighborhood Development Council, based in a part of S LA where we have hosted several dig-ins. In LA, neighborhood councils are independent citizens groups housed in each neighborhood. Their support of our work based on results seen on the ground means a lot to us!


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3 Responses to “Harvard Avenue dig-in, and new news”

  1. Myra says:

    As a raw food instructor and chef, I’d like to help by maybe teaching people how to make food without fire. I’d also love to teach them how to grow sprouts..one of natures most protein filled foods…. People don’t need to worry about large amount of money for meat.
    I thought I’d make the offer…



  2. James Grigsby says:

    323 357-2754 James Grigsby please call me

    • Jake Camarena says:

      Hey James – We were going through comments and realized we missed yours! We used to do backyards but we have since changed to only front yards :) We want to make sure your neighbors can see it every time they go by, we want to bring community together, one front lawn at a time!

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