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Natural Awakenings San Diego

Community Gardens Fundraising Event

Apr 27, 2012 09:03AM

The San Diego Community Garden Network (SDCGN), a local nonprofit whose mission is to support the growth of community gardens in San Diego County, kicks off the summer gardening season with a free event on May 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the TLC Giving Garden in Tierrasanta.

“Celebrating Community Gardens from the Ground Up” will feature a full day of workshops on topics such as composting, gray-water recycling, and starting community gardens. Event attendees can expect delicious local eats, great activities for kids, opportunities to find out about community gardens located throughout San Diego, and frequent tours of the TLC Giving Garden—one of San Diego’s most inspiring new community gardens.

This event will help raise funds and promote the mission of the SDCGN, a part of an energetic and growing local foods movement, which has won a number of recent policy victories, including the easing of fees and restrictions on community gardens, and the adoption of a new Urban Agriculture ordinance in the City of San Diego.

“Celebrating Community Gardens from the Ground Up” will have offerings for all who are interested in gardening and local foods. A provisional workshop list includes topics such as: Composting Resources for Home, School and Community Gardens; Vermicomposting; How to Start a Community Garden; and Rain and Gray Water Harvesting.

Location: TLC Giving Garden, 11240 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Tierrasanta. For more information, to pre-register for workshops, and to find out how to participate, visit or call 619-987-8765.

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