Thursday, February 27, 2014
Staff from California Home Builders help the Village Gardeners at its Moorpark Point Project Site, in Sherman Oaks. Volunteers removed invasive, non-native plant species, cleared brush and planted several native plants and spread mulch to restore the soil. Many thanks to all for their hard work! Special thanks to California Home Builders for its generous contribution to help make this event possible and to help the Village Gardeners continue its efforts in the Los Angeles River greenway!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
This years Los Angeles River - Green Living Fair, was co-hosted by the Studio City Neighborhood Council's, Outreach Committee and The Village Gardeners of the Los Angeles River. This exciting event took place at the Richard Lillard Outdoor Classroom, in the Valleyheart Riverwalk Greenway, where approximately 25 local non-profits came together for community outreach, to hear live music, see theatre & dance performances, best baked pie contest, fruit tree adoptions, and more. 5-gal fruit trees and shade trees were provided by the city of Los Angeles, through it's Million Trees Initiative. The free family friendly event was attended by hundreds from the community. Many thanks to all those that participated!
Friday, July 26, 2013
Volunteers from United Talent Agency, partner with the Village Gardeners to help maintain the Los Angeles River Greenway in Studio City, CA. Volunteers helped mitigate litter in the greenway and surrounding streets, to prevent it from getting into the river. They also cleared the catch basins in close proximity to the river and nearby, along Ventura Blvd. What an awesome job they did! Their efforts have a huge impact on our community. Many thank to United Talent Agency!
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Pictured from left to right, ADRIN NAZARIAN, Assemblyman, ZEV YAROSLAVSKY, LA County Supervisor, 3rd District, RICK RABINS, President, The Village Gardeners, MARK PESTRELLA, Assistant Director LA County Dept of Public Works
THIS EXCITING GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY HELD ON JULY 13, 2013, WAS ATTENDED BY MANY FROM THE COMMUNITY. THE PROJECT FIRST CONCEIVED BY THE VILLAGE GARDENERS IN 2008, IS BEING IMPLEMENTED BY LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION BY FEBRUARY 2014. MANY THANKS TO LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR, ZEV YAROSLAVSKY FOR IMPLEMENTING THIS SPECTACULAR PROJECT AND FOR HIS KIND SUPPORT OF THE VILLAGE GARDENERS EFFORTS!
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Staff from Baxter Bioscience aid the Village Gardeners during a 2-day event in Studio City, CA. Event began at the Richard Lillard Outdoor Classroom with orientation. There they received assignments, gloves, reflective safety vest and tools for the tasks that were undertaken during 2 of the next 3-days. Volunteers pruned shrubs and trees, cleared brush, picked up hundreds of pounds of liter, cleared the gutters and catch basins along Valleyheart Dr on north and south sides of the Los Angeles River. Next day the group moved over to a badly neglected section of Ventura Blvd., from Coldwater Cyn Ave to Goodland Ave (by Ralph's Market, Starbucks & Petco). After that we all moved back along the river behind Jerry's Deli and Bed, Bath & Beyond for more LA River greenway, TLC. I must say this was truly one of the best volunteer groups I have ever worked with! They were so enthusiastic and so much fun, that the time passed by quickly.
Many thanks to Baxter Bioscience for its generosity, by giving staff paid time off to help us help the environment & our community and many thanks to all the volunteers! We love you guys!
Special thanks to Councilmember Paul Krekorian and to Bladimir Campos and Ron Lee from the City's Bureau of Sanitation for their support.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
THE VILLAGE GARDENERS LEADS STUDENTS AND STAFF VOLUNTEERS FROM HARVARD WESTLAKE SCHOOL OF STUDIO CITY, AS THEY REMOVE LITTER, CLEAN GUTTERS, SWEEP SIDEWALKS AND CLEAR CATCH BASINS ALONG THE WAY. THE STUDENTS DID A FANTASTIC JOB AND REALLY MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR COMMUNITY. THANKS TO ALL FOR THEIR HARD WORK!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
STUDENTS FROM LOS ENCINOS SCHOOL LISTEN TO GUEST SPEAKER, STEVE HARTMAN, FROM THEODORE PAYNE FOUNDATION FOR NATIVE PLANTS AND WILD FLOWERS. STUDENTS ALSO DID A METICULOUS JOB REMOVING INVASIVE, NON-NATIVE PLANT SPECIES ALONG VILLAGE GARDENERS', POPPY WALK. MANY THANKS TO ALL FOR THEIR HARD WORK!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Treepeople and The Village Gardeners come together to host a nature walk along the Los Angeles River in Studio City and Sherman Oaks, CA. Staff from TreePeople and the Village Gardeners use their expertise to identify many of the plants within the Village Gardeners' adopted LA River greenway, for a group of nature lovers from the community.