Our membership program for community gardens is designed to provide gardeners and community members with access to valuable resources, support, and networking opportunities to help their gardens thrive and make a meaningful impact.

Whether you're an experienced gardener looking to expand your knowledge and skills, a community leader seeking advocacy support, or someone passionate about promoting community health and sustainability, our membership offers a wealth of benefits.

  • Fiscal Management: Access expert guidance and systems for financial management, insurance, and grant applications to ensure the long-term sustainability of your garden. 
  • Technology Integration: Leverage cutting-edge tools and platforms such as Bill.com for streamlined reimbursements, NationBuilder for website development and CRM, Every.org for donations and membership dues management, and Basecamp for efficient internal communications, enhancing the operational efficiency and effectiveness of our community gardens network.
  • Peer-to-Peer Learning: Connect with a diverse network of community gardeners to share best practices, exchange ideas, and learn from each other's experiences.
  • Advocacy and Policy Support: Gain a powerful voice in advocating for policies and initiatives that promote community health, sustainability, and social justice in Los Angeles. Serve as liaison between gardens and city officials, agencies and water providers
  • Resource Sharing: Access a wide range of resources, including tools, equipment, and educational materials, to support your gardening efforts and enhance your garden's impact. Coordinate volunteer groups and supervise large maintenance and improvement projects
  • Networking Opportunities: Engage with like-minded individuals and organizations at events, workshops, and gatherings to expand your network, forge new partnerships, and amplify your garden's reach.
  • Technical Assistance: Receive technical assistance and training on topics such as local garden governance and elections, mediate inter-community gardener conflict resolution
  • GIS and Data Analysis: Utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data analysis to inform policy decisions, identify areas for garden expansion, and advocate for equitable access to green spaces and resources in Los Angeles communities.
  • Community Engagement: Join a community of passionate individuals both in-person and our own online forum dedicated to creating positive change through urban agriculture, and contribute to building a healthier, more sustainable future for Los Angeles.

 

The cost of joining LACGC is based on a 10% fee of the grants and membership dues per garden. This investment ensures access to valuable resources and support to help your garden thrive and make a meaningful impact in your community. 

Please email us at [email protected] to learn more about joining. 

Click here to learn more about each garden and join.

 

For Individual Gardeners

Whether you're growing vegetables in your backyard, tending to a community garden plot, or simply passionate about supporting urban agriculture, LACGC is your gateway to a greener, more resilient future.

  1. Educational Workshops and Events: Participate in workshops, seminars, and hands-on events designed to enhance your gardening knowledge and skills.
  2. Community Engagement: Join a vibrant community of gardeners and enthusiasts committed to creating positive change in their neighborhoods through urban agriculture, including our online forum. 
  3. Advocacy Support: Amplify your voice in advocating for policies and initiatives that promote community health, sustainability, and social justice in Los Angeles and beyond.

 

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