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Community Garden Annual Picnic

Jun 21, 2015

broccoli_flowerIt’s an open house!

More accurately, it’s the open house concept applied to a community garden, the Altadena Community Garden in fact. Located in the foothills, near the top of Lincoln Avenue, ACG is opening for the public on June 27th.

Tickets are only ten dollars and there will be live music, raffles (gift certificates to El Patron, Luciano’s Ristorante, and Lincoln Avenue Nursery, for example), garden tours, and garden members will make, bake, and create hot and cold dishes, many made with fresh fruits and vegetables from their personal garden plots. Additionally, two ACG members are proving their commitment and tending to BBQ grills over the course of two whole days prior to the event, preparing ribs, chicken, beef, hot links, veggie burgers, and hot dogs. Desserts and bottled water will be served as well.

 

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Yvonne Savio, coordinator of the UC Cooperative Extension master gardener volunteer training program will be manning the Master Gardener Information table from 2 to 4 p.m. As of July 1st, Yvonne will be retiring, so this is her last official event!

Other resource booths include representatives from the Altadena Farmers’ Market, Lincoln Avenue Water Company, L.A. County Sheriffs and Fire Department, and other public and private agencies.

 

Yvonne_Savio_photo_by_Ann_Summa

 

2015 Altadena Community Garden Picnic
Saturday, June 27th, 12-5 p.m.
ACG, 3300 N. Lincoln Ave., Altadena 91001
At Loma Alta Park/corner of W. Palm St. & Lincoln Ave.
Tickets: $10 in advance or at gate
No charge for children under 5 years of age
For advance tickets (avoid the line!), email silveragrant@gmail.com
For more info, visit AltadenaCommunityGarden.com

All photos courtesy of the Altadena Community Garden, sourced from the ACG Facebook page.

Photo, top right, broccoli flowers.

 

Can you name this vegetable?

The flower of the carrot; five inches in diameter

The flower of the carrot; five inches in diameter

 

What plant is this?

Radish plant blossoms

Radish plant blossoms

 

Although only infrequently allowed to do so, the lowly radish plant will grow to 6 or more feet tall, have lots of lowers, and create sickle-shaped seed pods for the next season. Up in the Garden, several Gardeners routinely let some of their crops go to seed to provide the start for the next season. (Altadena Community Garden, Facebook page)

 

A beautiful squash flower

A beautiful squash flower

 

Sage

Sage

 

Straw bale gardening

Straw bale gardening

 

More ’bout bales! Here’s another picture of strawbale gardening in action. A simple way to put an easy-to-reach garden pretty much anywhere, bales provide a firm base for planting pretty much everything – as this picture shows. Among other plants, there are tomatoes, squash, peppers, and eggplant visible. (ACG)

 

Flowers almost larger than the host cactus

Flowers almost larger than the host cactus

 

Dahlia; all photos courtesy of Altadena Community Garden

Dahlia; all photos courtesy of Altadena Community Garden

 

 




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