Open Silo is hosting a Urban Agriculture Happy Hour at The Greyhound in Highland Park on Thursday, June 28th! LA Compost will be co-hosting as a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to composting hubs and education in Los Angeles.
No matter what your field of work, study, or interest, we want to meet you! All who are passionate about urban agriculture or food issues are welcome. Bring a friend or colleague along. Dress is casual. Come anytime after 5 pm!
What will I be doing?
PART ONE: L.A. KITCHEN
Volunteers will meet at L.A. Kitchen where they will be greeted and oriented by L.A. Kitchen and L.A. Compost staff. Soon after you will jump into your hairnet, apron, and gloves, and begin prepping meals and/or farm boxes using reclaimed fruits and vegetables. You may be packaging, chopping, dicing, juicing, washing, zesting and more!
PART TWO: L.A. COMPOST
After an hour of food prep volunteers will drive or carpool 5-10 minutes over to the L.A. Compost Regional Compost hub located at The Audubon Center at Debs Park. L.A. Compost will provide you all the tools you need to turn food “waste” from L.A. Kitchen into compost. You’ll learn the basics of composting alongside experienced composters, there may be dancing.
PART THREE: AUDON CENTER AT DEBS PARK
After turning the compost and preparing finished compost, you’ll experience the beauty of The Audubon Center’s diverse ecosystem right in the heart of Elysian Valley.
PART FOUR: CONCLUSION
Following the activity with the Audubon center, we’ll gather under the shade for snacks and a discussion about reducing food waste, connecting to soil, and nurturing local ecosystems.
Where am I going?
1) L.A. Kitchen
230 W Ave 26
Use ENTRANCE ON AVE 25, unmetered street parking only. Contact: (213) 269-8260
2) L.A. Compost Hub @ Audubon Center at Debs Park
4700 Griffin Ave, Los Angeles CA 90031
The Hub is south of the main entrance to the Center. You’ll see a gate and LA Compost staff. (Map attached)
Street parking on Griffith Avenue
Contact: (626) 214 8298
3) Audubon Center at Debs Park
Same location as #2. L.A. Compost staff will walk you over.
What should I wear?
Closed toed shoes, a shirt with sleeves (for example a T shirt), knee length shorts, capris, or pants. You may also bring a hat for use in the kitchen and sun protection.
What should I bring?
A reusable bottle for water, sunscreen, phone or camera for photos, a snack if you would like. Light snacks will also be provided at the end of the activity.
If your interested in attending, please send an email to ENGAGELA@LAKITCHEN.ORG
Join us for a free composting workshop where you'll learn about the life cycle of food, from farm to fork and beyond. We'll review the basics of composting and how to properly collect and drop off kitchen scraps at your local community garden. Let's help our neighbors grow healthy food for a healthy community.
If you want to get involved please contact Diana Compos at (323) 902-7167 or Marel Leon at (213) 446-8711 (Spanish Speaking).
This is a bilingual workshop in both Spanish and English.
What is a Weed - 10 am
Help us weed the garden and learn about the plants that are commonly referred to as weeds.
Seed Bomb Workshop - 11 am
Make seed bombs with dirt and native wildflower seeds, then take them home to toss around and grow.
Eat The Rainbow - 12 pm
Get a delicious lunch of colorful veggies inspired by a recipe from the cookbook "Decolonize Your Diet." $4 will get you rainbow veggies and a drink. If you like, participate in a lunchtime discussion about sustainability.
Composting Workshop - 1 pm
L.A. Compost will present a mini composting workshop and lead the group in turning the garden compost bin. Learn about the magic of compost and hear about the different compost hub locations around Los Angeles.