Monday, November 5, 2012

Garden Build Day at Wilshire Crest Elementary School


Come and join EnrichLA in their mission of building an edible garden at every school.   Their next project site is Wilshire Crest Elementary School, 5241 Olympic Blvd, on November 9 & 10, 2012.  

Volunteers will be helping to transform over 8,000 sq. ft. of space into a school garden.  Volunteers will install raised vegetable beds, outdoor kitchen, shade structures and benches, fruit tree orchards, flower, butterfly and a herb and native  garden. 

To volunteer your services for one or both days, please sign up here.


Monday, July 23, 2012

2012-13 Keep Los Angeles Beautiful Grant

Keep Los Angeles Beautiful (KLAB) invites your organization to apply for their 1st Annual Keep Los Angeles Beautiful Grant program.  KLAB will award a total of $30,000 in grants to fund beautification projects throughout City of Los Angeles. 

KLAB is  a citywide public awareness, education, and beautification campaign led by the City of Los Angeles' Department of Public Works.  Affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, KLAB engages residents, businesses  and community organizations in programs that prevent litter, promote waste reduction and in beautifying neighborhoods. 

Project proposals are now being accepted and will be due September 21st, 2012.  Organizations can request a maximum of $5,000 for the proposed project.  Proposals will be reviewed by KLAB Board members and they will determine which applicants will be invited to submit a full application for possible funding.

Please click here for the 2012-13 Keep Los Angeles Beautiful Grant Proposal & Guideline Packet.

Good luck!






Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Celebrating 10 YEARS: LANI's 10th Annual Community Forum



Register and be a part of  LANI's 10th Annual Community Forum as neighborhood leaders, stakeholders and community members are gathered in one place for informational sharing and discussions focused on community-related issues.  This is a FREE workshop that will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. - 2 p.m at USC Davidson Conference Center, 3415 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles.

This year's forum will start off with a welcome address given by Romel Pascual, Deputy Mayor of Environment for the City of Los Angeles.  Following the address is keynote speaker, Debbie Allen, a noted actor, director, producer and choreographer.

The workshop topics include:
  • As It Flows: The Future of the Los Angeles River
  • Getting To Green: Implementing Green Streets
  • Opening the ToolBox: The Next Chapter of Redevelopment
  • Jumping Out: Breaking the Cycle of Gang Activity
  • Food for Thought: Eating Fresh in Your Neighborhood
  • Communities Organizing!
  • Building the Future: How Measure R is Creating a Regional Transit System
  • The Possibility of Parklets!
Please click here for more information on the workshops.  To attend this important forum, RSVP here.

Hope you enjoy.

Monday, January 30, 2012

GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces

2011 GRO1000 Dedication Event in Los Angeles@ Proyecto Pastoral Community Center  
 ScottsMiracle-Gro is continuing their mission of creating 1000 gardens and green spaces by 2018 through it's GRO1000 Grassroots Grants.  The GRO1000 initiative encourages community involvement in the garden creation process.  Grants of up to $1500 will be awarded to fund these gardens throughout U.S., Canada and Europe.

Grant applications are now available for filing.  The last day to submit an application is Friday, February 24, 2012.  Organizations with 501(3)(c) status or have a fiscal agent with 501(3)(c) status are eligible to apply. 

For more information or to access the application, please click on GRO1000 Grassroots Grants.

Good luck!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cherry Tree Giveaway

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Japan-US Cherry Blossom event, the Huntington Botanical Gardens, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles and the Japan-related Community is offering FREE bare root cherry trees to organizations in Southern California.  Since the trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis, interested organizations should immediately email their request to japanesegarden@huntington.org

Organizations will need to do the following:
1. Have space available at the end of January to plant the cherry trees.
2. Email your request and include the organization name, address, contact person and number, and preferences on cherry tree and distribution center.
3. Once your request is approved, pick up trees at the distribution center on specified date.

For more information and/or a list of distribution centers, please click here for the flyer.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Seeking Projects for 9th Annual Sharefest Workday



Sharefest is holding their 9th Annual Sharefest Workday on Saturday, April 28, 2012.  In preparation for this event, Sharefest is seeking beautification projects throughout South Bay and Harbor areas that need volunteer support.  To register your project for workday assistance, please sign up here and provide the following:

1. Register yourself.
2. Register your organization.
3. Create your project.
4. Outline your project with "Project Activities".

Project applications are due Friday, February 3, 2012.  For more info on the process, please click here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Watch How WE Created a Woodland

WE (Westminster Elementary) posted this 1.5 minute video on youtube showing the transformation of an asphalted area into the "WE Woodlands!"  The video highlights the April 2nd tree planting event, "A Forest For Us", where dozens of volunteers came out and helped create this forest area at WE.


              (Video footage provided by Karoff Films)

Monday, May 2, 2011

LANI's 9th Annual Community Forum on May 19, 2011


Register now for the 2011 Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) 9th Annual Community Forum to learn how to revitalize your neighborhood from industry experts. The forum will be held on Thursday, May 19th, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m at the USC Davidson Conference Center, 3415 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90089.  Wendy Greuel, City Controller, will start the event with a welcome address to be followed by the keynote speaker, Michael LoGrande, City's Planning Director.  

Also, Paul Racs, Director of the Office of Community Beautification (OCB), will be speaking at the event. He will discuss OCB's programs and how volunteers can be a part of the beautification effort that is occurring throughout Los Angeles.

Topics to be discussed at the forum include:
  • ALL EYES ON THE BLOCK: Putting "Neighborhood Watch" to Work
  • HOW DO I GET THERE?: Making the Multi-Modal System Work for You
  • IF YOU PLANT IT, THEY WILL COME: Native Plants that Attract Wildlife
  • TAKE OUT THE TRASH: Combating Illegal Dumping in Your Neighborhood
  • BIKE ON!: The Next Cycle of the Bicycle Revolution
  • MAKING IT WORK: Case Studies of Neighborhood Success
  • SHOW ME!: An Interactive Neighborhood Design Workshop
  • THE TOMATOES NEXT DOOR: Community Gardening in Your Neighborhood
More information to this FREE workshop is provided on the brochure.  Go to  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J63P6K2 to RSVP for this event.