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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Meditation is a wonderful way to support a healthy life and navigate the stresses of the world. If you've been curious about meditation or need a refresher, this Beginners Meditation Class is a great way to get started. This is a free community event led by Bhante Sanathavihari of the Sarathchandra Buddhist Center.
Bring a blanket, mat, or anything you are comfortable meditating on and a bottle of water. There will me limited chairs and benches at the farm. This class will be held outdoors. Dress comfortably and bring a jacket or sweatshirt in case the temperature drops closer to sunset.
Please be aware there are no public restrooms available at the farm at this time.
Parking is available next door at Trinity Baptist Church.
Admission is Free. No reservation required.
Compost for the Community! Sponsored by LA Compost, Compost Pick-Up Day is an opportunity for community members to take free compost from its partner site Cottonwood Urban Farm. It's a great way to learn more about the composting process and bring some nutritionist back to your plants at home. Bring your own container and a smile. For more information about how to use your compost at home visit https://www.lacompost.org/how-to-use-compost
Cottonwood Urban Farm