Monday, April 19, 2010

Finally! An April Version of Mark Your Calendar for The Learning Garden!

APRIL – all through the month! – summer seedlings on sale – come and see what we have available for you. All our plants are appropriate to be planted now. $1 and up...

April 17th – 10 AM to 2 PM – The Learning Garden and Venice High School's Culinary Arts and Sustainable Agriculture Academy (CASAA) will have non-disposable bags and vegetable seedlings for sale at the Mar Vista Farmers Market, Grand View and Venice Blvd.

April 17th – 4-8 PM – Adopt-a-Plant, Acupuncture students who maintain a garden of Chinese Medicinal Herbs have a lot of extra plants to share and are offering plants free to a good home for folks who want to grow some of the healing herbs from the Traditional Chinese Medicine pharmacopeia. Live music, a tour of the herb garden and munchies round out the gala event.

April 22nd – the 40th Annual Earthday! The Garden and the students of CASAA will host Walgrove Middle School and Beethoven Grade School as they learn about the CASAA program and environmental issues in the world today.

April 25th – 2 to 6 PM 2nd Annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase – Celebrate the 40th Earthday with a free self-guided garden tour of drought tolerant gardens, edible gardens, rainwater capture systems and homes transitioning to sustainability! Visit to plan your very own tour... Stop by The Learning Garden for our plant sale and relax in the shade of our Chi Patio!
April 25th – 6 – 9 PM Potluck for Gardens of Gratitude Whether you volunteered for this or your garden was one of the new ones installed, or you just want to hang out with the Westside Permies, bring a dish to share, your own plate and tableware and join in the party! 

May 1st  –  9 AM to Noon The next installment of What To Do and When To Do It  April is THE time to get all our summer garden planted – you won't want to miss this class because if you miss April, you will be behind the rest of the year! Still only $25 for one class, $100 for five... Plants and other things available too! Look for the possibility of a seed swap reappearing at Noon! 

May 2nd 10 to 11 AM – The Lost 'n' Found Band (the Garden's own!) on stage at the Westside Farmer's Market's Bandstand playing originals and more! Acoustic guitars and harmony on the Americana homefront andfree!! Get a cup o' joe, your veggies for the week and listen to the tunes - what else are you doing on Sunday morning.  OK, other than that...

Ongoing In The Garden

Friday --12:30 PM, The Garden Feast, a potluck with staff and volunteers (and anyone else who show up with a good attitude) at our picnic tables.  The food is always fresh, delicious and abundant.  It is the essence of the SLOW Food Movement, so come prepared  with a tasty bite, a healthy appetite for the bounty of others  and a desire for eclectic conversation. Be sustainable and bring your own plate, tableware and cup!

Saturday – - 10AM Henry Jun Wah Lee, L.Ac. Medical Qigong Classes Return Saturday Mornings in the Garden; Henry, a long time Qigong instructor, will be starting a new set of classes in the Learning Garden starting mid April. Weekly Saturday classes will start May 1.  9-10am for beginners and 10-11am for more advanced practices. $10 per class. Half of all fees will be donated to the Learning Garden. Please contact Henry to RSVP if you plan to attend either the introductory class or the weekly ongoing class.  Phone: 323-540-4180. Email: Web:

Sunday --10 AM Seth Leon has an informal Harmony Style Qigong practice on our Chi Patio. It is free.

13000 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066


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