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Fall Newsletter

Thanksgiving Give-Away

2020 has been a crazy year, but there is much to be grateful for. We are partnering with El Monte Union High School District and Arroyo High School to provide a Thanksgiving Dinner give-away featuring herbs from the Farm Lab. Distribution to community members will be at the Arroyo High School parking lot on November 24th from 11am-2pm.

Arroyo Farm Lab Celebrates Thanksgiving

Farm Pantry

Through our newly formed partnership with Cyber Yogurt, Eco Urban Gardens  is offering dry goods from our garden to stock your pantry! Hand crafted organic herbal teas and spice rubs will be available for purchase at Cyber Yogurt in El Monte, CA. Proceeds support the continuation of our Farm to School Program.

Order online and pick up curbside at
3305 Tyler Ave, El Monte, CA 91731

Click Here to Order


Lemon Lavender Tea

Lung Health Tea Chicken and Pork Seasoning

Program Updates

The Arroyo Farm Lab – Arroyo High School

Our Program Manager, Liz, continues  to engage students through virtual garden club once a week and uploading educational garden videos on our Youtube Channel, Kids Gardening with Liz.

Eco Urban Gardens staff continue to care for the Farm Lab, cultivating soil, removing invasive weeds, fixing irrigation and distributing produce to the community.

AFL Vegetables AFL Seating Ring

Best of Thymes Garden – Rosemead High School

At Rosemead High, we added new garden beds, added timer controlled irrigation bubblers and have seeded winter crops like beets, kale, kohlrabi and radishes!

Students keep up to date on the garden during weekly virtual garden club meetings. During meetings students discuss how to distribute produce to the community, how to continue engaging the community during the pandemic and occasionally play online games for team building exercises!

AFL Planting Beds AFL Greens

Mountain View Orchard – Mountain View High School

The orchard continues to thrive during the pandemic as school maintenance staff and Eco Urban Garden staff maintain the health of fruit trees. Trees need regular irrigation assessment, stabilization, pruning and fertilization.

Pear Persimmon

Your donation to our Farm to School Program allows us to distribute organic food to our communities and supports our virtual learning during COVID-19.

Your donations are greatly appreciated, thank you!

Click the “Donate” button on the right to make a donation.

November Garden Checklist

Planting for the Spring HarvestThe days are getting shorter and cooler! It’s not too late to start a winter garden for a spring harvest.

Find more November gardening tips here, and make sure to prepare your gardens for upcoming rains!

 

 


Thank You