Events & Meetings

Lend a helping hand this Spring to help start new farms and gardens and help bring access to good food for all!

 

Join us at the CompoundLB (online during COVID) for “Food for Thought” a monthly live and recorded series that drops you into the Long Beach trenches in the fight for local food justice!

 

This Spring, we have a series of feel-good planting parties and food-sharing festivals so that we can continue to help build a better food system and more relationships around good eating:

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* Saturday, April 17th, 9am – 11am — Join us at the North Long Beach Victory Garden, 6509 Gundry, corner of 65th for a morning prepping the soil and planting the summer veggies. In addition, we will have dozens of varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes for you to choose from, take home and plant and raise in your garden. If possible, please bring a shovel, rake and trowel.

Volunteer – Planting Day
 
* Saturday, April 24th, 9am to noon — We’ll be at Casa Chaskis Peruvian Restaurant, 2380 Santa Fe. We’re prepping the soil and and planting a mini veggie farm behind the restaurant, making it, as far as we know, the only restaurant in Long Beach that will be able to serve veggies that were harvested minutes before. We’ll have tomato plants to give away at this event too. In addition, we will prune the 20-plus street trees in the area. Please bring shovel, rake, trowel and pruning clipper.
Volunteer – Planting Day
 
* Saturday, May 1st, 10am – 11am — It’s the return of the North Long Beach Crop Swap at the North LB Victory Garden, 6509 Gundry, corner of 65th. Bring surplus from your backyard farm and go home with a bagful of fruits and veggies others have brought. Both the city health department and the University of California have cleared us to restart the swap — as long as we mask and observe six-foot distancing. We will also be looking ahead with volunteers towards the upcoming events and builds, so come by if you’d like more information.
Volunteer – Return of the Crop Swap
 
* Thursday, May 20th 2pm – 6pm — We’re painting a community mural at the site of the Bixby Knolls Farmers Market at 46th and Atlantic. We have an additonal engagement date on Thursday, April 22nd as well!
Volunteer – Mural at the Market
 
* Saturday, May 8th, 9am to noon — We need all hands on deck at the North LB Victory Garden, 6509 Gundry, corner of 65th. We’re building a farmstand, so that we can distribute produce to the community at this site. Artist Amy Tanaka will lead us through the building process.
Volunteer – Farmstand Build
 
* Saturday, May 29th 10am – 2pm — Everybody Eats Festival at several locations on Santa Fe Avenue between Pacific Coast Highway and Willow Street. We’ll be meeting at Casa Chaskis Peruvian Restaurant, 2380 Santa Fe and you’ll be oriented from there!
Volunteer – Everybody Eats
 
 

Help Long Beach Fresh continue to catalyze, build and connect local food opportunties and the fight for food justice.

  • Community donations from $1-$100 will help keep this work moving!
  • Funders and grant collaborators working on food security, climate action, healthy cities, sustainability, economic micro-development contact us.
 
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