Community Gardens Public Programs

Communal Garden Program Work Days @ Ishihara Park Learning Garden - Mondays and Wednesdays | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Free 

Come get your hands dirty in the Communal Garden Program at Ishihara Park Learning Garden, a communal spot to learn and acquire gardening skills. Seasoned as well as new gardeners of all ages are welcome. Free drop in activity, no reservation needed. Visit the Ishihara Park Learning Garden site for More Information.  Subject to cancellation due to weather.

Breakfast in the Garden @ Main St. Community Garden - 2nd Saturday of Every Month | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Free 

We are taking a break from this monthly event during the summer as many of our garden volunteers are travelling for the summer.  Check back in August for the next Open House.

Pancakes in the Park @ Ishihara Park Learning Garden - 3rd Saturday of Every Month | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Free 

July 15, 2023- PICKLE ME SILLY !! - Whether you like it sweet, sour or a little spicy, this event is sure to be a big dill (deal).  Our cucumbers are slowly maturing, but we'll have enough to give a demonstration on making your own batch of Dill Pickles.  It's as easy as adding some salt, water and spices, then watching for a few weeks while the natural fermentation process takes place.  We will have supplies for kids and kid-like adults to take home a small jar of "quick refrigerator pickles" to sample in a few days.

In an effort towards sustainability, please bring your own cups, plates and utensils.  We'll provide a washing station to clean up before you go home.  Don't forget to bring your kitchen scraps to add to our community composting system, which was registering 150o yesterday.

Climate Action Santa Monica will also be joining us to talk about how we can ALL help combat climate change and create a more sustainable Santa Monica.