Revitalization at Altadena Community Garden

Aug 19, 2013

We are a NPO that provides gardening space, information & education to garden members and the local community and believe that growing nutritional food & working outdoors in a group setting promotes healthy minds, spirits and bodies…

This is the raison d’être for the Altadena Community Garden, led by President Silvera Grant. Sixty-four plots thrive on this turf and there’s a children’s gardening program, as well as classes and workshops. The 30th anniversary of its completion in 1984 will be here within months, and the garden’s popularity is reflected in the 2-year waiting list to secure a plot.

ACG is located at the corner of Lincoln and Palm and. Interested individuals, and teachers and their students come for tours of the site. Artists and gardeners Mary and Patrick Gothard are only two out of dozens of residents who thrive right along with—and partially because of—the plot that they work and nurture at the Altadena Community Garden. Mary posts pictures on her Facebook page of the most delectable beans, tomatoes, greens, potatoes, and squash.

Who knew okra was such a beautiful plant? Photo courtesy of ACG

Who knew okra was such a beautiful plant? Photo courtesy of ACG

On the corner of Lincoln and Palm, the ACG is looking to revitalize the spot as it has “an underutilized area that has fallen victim to invasive plants and litter.” They have received monies from Altadena Heritage, the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, Scott’s, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, and individual donors, but they still need more.

All contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with their 501(c) status.

Photo courtesy of ACG

Photo courtesy of ACG

The project emphasizes smog, noise and crime reduction, water conservation, the beauty of native plants, and it provides habitat for beneficial insects and birds.

For those able to donate, checks should be made payable to: Altadena Community Garden and mailed to P.O. Box 6212, Altadena, CA 91103-6212.

For any questions, please contact Silvera Grant at 626.398.9840 or email

Altadena Community Garden, 3330 N. Lincoln Ave., Altadena.

Photo courtesy of ACG

Photo courtesy of ACG



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