Are you an urban farmer or want to be one? Don't miss the first annual "HomeGrown Culver City" a FREE event that celebrates backyard edible gardening, sustainable gardening, and an ecological lifestyle, taking place Saturday, October 23, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. at Media Park in Culver City.
This event seeks to unite people and organizations dedicated to teaching and fostering organic gardening in an effort to strengthen the local community of urban farmers.
People of all skill levels who are interested in the organic gardening movement will find plenty of hands-on workshops dedicated to various disciplines of backyard farming including edible garden designers and specialists in the fields of composting, vermiculture, master gardeners, permaculture, bee keeping, backyard chickens and urban animal husbandry for a series of educational sessions and exhibits.
Other participants include organic soil and fertilizer companies, edible plant growers, and seed companies.
Several independent specialty vendors will also be on-site to serve delicious foods made with natural and local ingredients.
Scheduled workshops and demonstrations will take place throughout the day. Local musicians will provide live entertainment and kids will enjoy a performance by a local children’s theater (among other fun activities).
HomeGrown Culver City is 100% volunteer organized and all proceeds will benefit Beyond Shelter, a nonprofit organization helping homeless families with children move into permanent housing and then providing services to help them rebuild their lives.
HomeGrown Culver City is a free event, but attendees are encouraged to bring canned and/or packaged healthy food, as well as new children’s winter clothing items: jackets, sweatshirts or pajamas.
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