We have two very interesting garden visits planned for September 12th! First, at 10:00 a.m., we will tour the large garden of WLA CRFG member and Master Gardener, Marlena Ross, in Venice. Marlena’s garden has many fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers in a beautiful, peaceful mix. It is fun to hunt around the lush garden for the cherimoya, sapote, mulberries, pomegranates, jujubes, figs, guavas, kumquats, oranges, bananas, blueberries, Capulin and Surinam cherries, etc.
Plan to be there at 10:00 a.m. Parking is very limited on a somewhat narrow street. Park on nearby streets. Please plan to carpool. (Contact any officer for exact address)
Our second stop, at 11:00 a.m., will be The Learning Garden at Venice High School, 13000 Venice Blvd. Entry to the garden is on Walgrove, west of the high school. The Learning Garden was created from an underutilized weedy portion of the Venice High School campus and is an outdoor learning center and community hub. While primarily focused on horticulture, herbology, botany, nutrition, and urban agriculture, many classes from Venice High School and surrounding colleges and schools also use the garden for photography, art, and environmental science. Classes from UCLA Extension are offered 4 times a year in the garden. Classes in sustainability, writing and foreign language use the garden to further their learning as well. The Learning Garden serves the community as a hub for many groups and is home to the Seed Library of Los Angeles as well. There are many fruiting trees, bushes, vegetables, and herbs in the garden.