Join Theresa Wollenstein for an interactive and family-friendly workshop, where you'll embark on a colorful journey into the art of natural dyeing. Discover the magic of transforming everyday food scraps into vibrant dyes for your clothes or yarn. Embrace the joy of experimentation and happy accidents as you create unique works of art that truly reflect your own personal style. Get ready to dive into the world of natural dyes and resists, and unlock your creativity in a fun and sustainable way.
This workshop is LA Compost's first workshop of a four part series, "Falling for Flavor," led by Black Women for Wellness. Through "Falling for Flavor" you will explore the world of seasonal herbs and spices that shine during the fall season. From warm and comforting dishes to creative twists on classic recipes, this series will showcase how to make the most of the autumn harvest.
Black Women for Wellness (BWW) strives to create more space for conversations around food access, food justice and food equity across Los Angeles while highlighting the cultural relevance of the foods communities enjoy together. BWW organizes food distributions to bring nutrient dense foods to food deserts in Los Angeles as well as provides services to increase accessibility to affordable health care services.
Join Black Thumb Farm for their first Neighborhood Nourishment Event of 2023! This workshop will give you all the insider tips and tricks on how to raise your very own feathery friends. With eggs in short supply, learn what it takes to get fresh eggs in your own home. Come learn with us if you have the ability and space to raise some feathery friends or if you are just curious to get involved and learn more. We welcome you all with open wings. So, don't be a chicken, join the flock and CLICK HERE TO RSVP!
Join Behind the Beet for a free Outdoor Garden Class with community cultivator Elliott Kuhn. In this workshop, Elliott, will share his expertise in creating a raised garden bed using scrap wood and everything in between. This project is fun, economical but more importantly, functional. The class will be hosted at the Cottonwood Urban Farm, a hidden oasis in Panorama City, amongst the bees, ducks and trees.
Community Farm Day exists to strengthen our relationship with local ecosystems. By encouraging people to engage with all five senses—to see an orchard, touch a compost pile, hear ducks chattering, taste freshly picked produce, and speak with growers of all levels—we aim to create an experience for the community that is not only fun, family-friendly, and educational but also promotes a sense of belonging and interconnectedness in our natural world. While on the farm, attendees have the opportunity to experience the entire food system, from how humans interact with it to how it returns to the earth and transforms into something new.
Let’s ring in the fall time feeling with a gathering of friends new and old! Join us at the compost pile for an outdoor screening of the Cohen Brothers' SFV based classic, The Big Lebowski. Refreshments will be provided but BYOB encouraged, pizza will be on hand until it runs out, and the good times will be flowing freely. Costumes of all kinds will be rewarded with ripe pomegranates! Donations welcome but not mandatory.
Explore the world of food waste, community composting, and soil regeneration, all with a flair of creativity and art! Experience a TED-style talk, storytelling, music, dance, ceremony and community dialogue. A part of Chalk Rep’s “Open Circle” salon series that brings together artists and art-lovers for community and conversation. Event will take place outdoors at an active community composting hub and urban farm.
Featured Guest Speaker: Lynn Fang, MS, Soil Scientist from LA Compost.
Bring your food scraps and you’ll be entered to win a special giveaway! Click Here to find out what kind of food scraps you can bring. Refreshments and snacks will be available. Please dress appropriately for an outdoor garden setting and be mindful of the weather as the temperature can be hot or chilly this time of year. All attendees are welcome to take finished compost home with them. Free parking next door at Trinity Baptist Church.
*All audience members will be asked to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
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Cottonwood Urban Farm