Community Crop swaps are a way for neighbors to exchange what they’re growing in their community gardens and homes.
There are currently three sites in Long Beach that are participating. If you’d like to start one closer to home, contact us!
1) CROP SWAP 90813
Third Monday of the Month, 6-7pm
St Luke’s Teaching Garden on 7th and Atlantic
St Luke’s Episcopal Church has a nifty teaching garden where we host our evening crop swap.
Join the Crop Swap 90813 Facebook Group to get involved!
2) CROP SWAP at District 9 Victory Garden
First Saturday of the Month, 10-11am
6509 Gundry Ave, Long Beach
The first neighborhood-driven crop swap is also the most dynamic – we’ve seen pomegranates, oranges, lemons, limes, basil, rosemary, passion fruits, avocados, eggplants, kale, lettuce, tomatoes, ice cream bananas, figs, chilis, sage and more! Join the North Long Beach Crop Swappers to get announcements.
This swap is also a partnership with Vice-Mayor Rex Richardson – the site is a repurposed fire station that hosts his field office and the victory garden!
CROP SWAP 2 GO at Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
Thursday evenings between 3:30-7pm
5870 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach
This special extension of the regular Crop Swap in North Long Beach helps busy neighbors swap faster!
Swappers drop their produce off, and pick up a few things that their neighbors brought in seconds, thanks to David and Katie, who will be hosting four dates in March 2018 on Thursdays! More information is on the recurring Facebook event page, and the Learning Garden’s Facebook group.
Both North Long Beach crop swaps are made possible by the generous support of Kaiser Parmanente Heal Zone via LB Department of Health and Human Services and Coalition for a Healthy North Long Beach.
NOT GROWING (YET?)
If you don’t have a garden, you are still welcome to attend Crop Swaps and meet neighbors who grow food.
If you’re interested in learning to grow food or improve your green thumb skills, please connect with us as well!
We teach classes and provide one-on-one support to get you going!