Since 1998, the Los Angeles Community Garden Council (LACGC) has been helping people grow and maintain community gardens in LA County. We are proud to have helped build 38 community gardens and to have offered gardening and community organizing advice to more than 125 community gardens in LA County. Each of these gardens is a unique place where the plants flourish, but human life flourishes here too.
We live in an exciting new era! More and more people around the globe are realizing the benefits of community gardening. Growing our own food gets us outdoors and exercising, it is a way for us to meet our neighbors, and it makes eating healthily so much easier. Community gardens are places where people come together to share their love of gardening, regardless of their ethnic or socio-economic background. Community gardens transcend social barriers and they are proven to help reduce crime in our neighborhoods.