Windward School Garden
You want to grow vegetables in your backyard, start your own small farm, but don’t know how to begin?
Take a look at what Farmscape Gardens can do for you.
We went to see how they work at a demonstration they held today at Windward School Garden, organized by Garden educator Samantha Lyon during the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase.
They donated their expertise and materials and in less than 1 hour a raised wooden bed was built by students and filled with soil.
You can hire Farmscape to build these beds, in many different shapes and sizes, plant vegetables for you in your own home.
See their suggestions for summer crops.
Windward garden bed
Mar Vista garden
The Mar Vista Community Council celebrates Earth Day on Sunday April 25, from 2 to 6 pm, with the second edition of the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase.
We attended the first one in April 2009, see video by Samantha Lyon, and that became one of the inspirations for our own Home & Garden blog.
It is a fantastic event where 80 families will open their homes and gardens to the public, a big increse on the 30 homeowners that participated last year. It is a great place to see examples of drought resistant native California plants replacing grass lawns, fruits and vegetable gardens.
Start at this address: 3972 Coolidge Ave
Pick up a free reusable bag, then visit the gardens on 6 self-guided tours.
Event Co-Chair Sherry Akers has become a friend of our neighborhood SORONC Green Team.
Also check out the Mar Vista Farmers Market, Sundays 9 am to 2 pm, on Grand View at Venice Blvd, open on Easter Sunday April 4. - – EL