Learning the optimum time to harvest is an important part of becoming a gardener.Read More
Planting seeds, growing community
A lifelong resident of Long Beach, Valerie is a practicing realtor following a brief career as an educator in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Tony Damico is an educator, community organizer, and non-profit leader. He co-directs Long Beach Fresh, a non-profit local food system accelerator.
Joe Corso developed a passion for composting at an early age and has been a gardener for most of his life. He is also an artist and a personal chef.
Lourdes believes children will eat what they grow, and has helped bring children’s gardens into many school playgrounds. She believes gardening is therapeutic, and helps support gardeners' physical and mental well-being.
Long Beach Organic's newest site, the Crown Victory Community Garden includes 22 ground-level planters, two raised planters, and an 8-foot-tall grape arbor.Read More
The Grace Park Garden, located within a pocket park at Plymouth and Elm streets, is part of a collaboration with the city to provide more green space in North Long Beach.Read More
Commemorating avid gardener Mary Molina, this garden came to life with the Molina family's donation of land to the City of Long Beach for a community garden.Read More
The city set aside space for this community garden during an expansion of Orizaba Park in 2010.Read More
Established in 2001 on a vacant city property, the Pacific and Sixth Community Garden is a small patch of green on busy Pacific Avenue.Read More
Opened in December 2013 with 20 small plots, the Seventh and Chestnut garden in downtown Long Beach is a favorite of nearby apartment dwellers.Read More
Started in 2010, the South Forty is a green oasis in an industrial area with 43 plots.Read More
Zaferia Junction Garden at 10th and Grand streets is LBO's largest garden, with 90 garden plots.Read More
An enchanted outdoor dining experience at a private residence, with garden-fresh cuisine, wine, music and dancing. Join Long Beach Organic as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary with a special night under the stars with music by My Funny Valentine. Enjoy a delicious dinner created on-site using freshly grown produce from LBO’s gardens, along with locally sourced ingredients. All proceeds benefit LBO, which has been providing affordable organic community garden space to Long Beach households and educational opportunities for 25 years.Read More
Help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary with a family-friendly day in the garden Sunday, April 28 11 AM to 3 PM Zaferia Junction Community Garden Celebrate Earth Day by touring the Zaferia Junction Community Garden. Show your support for urban gardening by becoming an LBO member. Build your own pizza from our sumptuous buffet of ingredients (vegan-friendly). Non-alcoholic drinks provided. Donation $35 per person for new members, $25 for existing members. Kids under 12 free! Reserve your spot now. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More