Beachwood Canyon Square Dance Fundraiser
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Beachwood Canyon Square Dance Fundraiser

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Beachwood Canyon Square Dance

Saturday, October 27

6 - 10 PM

Glen Green Street Cul-de-Sac

Featuring Live Music and Calls by the Beachwood Ramblers

Dust off your cowboy boots and grab a partner because it’s that time of the year again! Join us for a fun night of food, dancing, and entertainment at this year's Beachwood Canyon Square Dance on Saturday, October 27. This event is a benefit for Hollywood Orchard, and proceeds will go towards aiding our mission to harvest, use and donate local fruit to communities in the LA area. The money raised will also help us with greening and improvement projects at Cheremoya Elementary, a Title 1 school in our neighborhood, as well as expanded education and field trips for 4th - 6th grade students.

We'll have live music and dance calls from the Beachwood Ramblers, music from Maesa and the Whole Damn Fam, as well as refreshments available for purchase. It’s a night that will be fun for the whole family! Costumes are encouraged!

Adults: $15, Families: $40; Kids under 12: $12, Kids under 5: FREE

Cash is accepted at the door; Online ticket purchase below.

Your Friends Photo Bus will be at the event again this year. Bring home souvenir pics of the night!

 
 

Parking is limited. If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive. 

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Evening Farmers' Circle: Hollywood Tree Ecology
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

Evening Farmers' Circle: Hollywood Tree Ecology

  • 2785 Westshire Drive Los Angeles, CA, 90068 United States United States (map)
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You won't want to miss our next Farmers' Circle! Join us on the evening of Sunday, October 14 at 5:00 PM for our Hollywood Tree Ecology Farmers' Circle with arborist, musician, and all around eco-enthusiast, Gary Knowlton. Gary led our Oak Ecology Farmers’ Circle in July, and we had such a great time we knew we needed to have him back. This time we’ll discuss an ecological based approach to both restoring some of the native ecology, while also incorporating more fruit trees. 

Light refreshments will be served, but please feel free to bring something to share.

Please note the new location for this event. Parking is limited on Westshire Drive. If you must park, it's best to park on Beachwood Drive and walk up. It's just a quick walk from the cafe and market.

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Night of the Music Tree Fundraiser
Aug
4
5:30 PM17:30

Night of the Music Tree Fundraiser

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Please join us for a delightful evening of music, light bites, and cocktails inspired by the native Elderberry tree, whose many qualities were recognized by both the Indigenous peoples of this continent and Europeans alike. The tree's status was mythic: home to spirits and goddesses, sometimes called the Tree of Life, the elder was used to make flutes and percussive instruments in North America. To the British, the elder in full bloom epitomizes the peak of Summer. 

What better way to enjoy the peak of summer than with a garden cocktail party with your fellow neighbors and Orchardistas? We'll celebrate our accomplishments in the past year and look forward to a busy season and expanded program in the coming months. Hollywood Orchard is powered by a community of volunteers, but we also need your support to make the programs run successfully. 

Your ticket includes an evening of music, two cocktails made with locally harvested elderberries and elderflowers, and Oaxacan Arabesque bites from X'tiosu Kitchen. Additional beverages and sweets will be available for purchase. This event will take place at a private residence on Glen Green Street, exact location revealed upon ticket purchase. Space is limited; be sure to purchase your tickets today!

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Hollywood Orchard is an all volunteer run non-profit. The price of your ticket directly supports us and our community programs. This includes:

Greening and improvement projects at Cheremoya Elementary, a Title 1 school, with a focus on education, nutrition, beautification, and stress mitigation

Expanded education and field trips for 4th - 6th grade students, including new curriculum and volunteer participation throughout the school year

Farmers' Circle educational programs, workshops, and guest speakers throughout the year

Continuation of fresh fruit delivery to underserved communities via A Place Called Home, Downtown Women's Center, and other food centers throughout the city

Maintenance for the 75+ drought-tolerant fruit trees planted in the canyon

Expanded sustainability programs, including native culture “sacred site” restoration and signage in canyon, as well as large-scale, educational signage at Cheremoya Elementary

Native plantings throughout the neighborhood, including the Cheremoya Elementary campus

and much more!

Please note: This event will take place at a private residence on Glen Green Street. We will disclose the location to those who purchase tickets. Parking is limited in Beachwood Canyon. Please use a rideshare program or walk. If you must park, please do so on Beachwood Drive. 

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Farmers' Circle: Oak Ecology in Los Angeles
Jul
28
9:30 AM09:30

Farmers' Circle: Oak Ecology in Los Angeles

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You won't want to miss this Summer Farmers' Circle! Join us on Saturday, July 28 at 9:30 AM for an Oak Ecology Farmers' Circle with arborist, musician, and all around eco-enthusiast, Gary Knowlton. Gary will talk to us about the role of oak trees in our urban environment. We will learn about what the Los Feliz 'Oaks' neighborhood might have looked like 100 years ago, how oaks adapt to cycles of drought and fire, how acorns are important food sources, and more! You can also ask Gary some fruit tree questions as well. 

This event will take place at the top of the Glen Green Street near the Mini Grove in the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles. When you walk up Glen Green Street, veer to the left at the cul-de-sac. We'll gather in the little amphitheater on the left. Parking is limited in the neighborhood. If possible, please walk or use a ride share. If you must drive, park on Beachwood Drive.

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Luscious Loquat Pick-n-Kitchen
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Luscious Loquat Pick-n-Kitchen

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Let's revel in the untapped bounty of Los Angeles on Earth Day! Please join us on April 22nd from 9AM-12PM for our Luscious Loquat Pick-n-Kitchen. We'll be harvesting neighborhood loquats, cleaning and processing them, and turning a portion into salsa. And the best part? The majority of the harvest will be donated to A Place Called Home and the Downtown Women's Center.

We'll need some hands to help pick the fruit, and A LOT of hands to process it. The loquat, commonly called Japanese plum, is a very delicate, juicy, yellow-gold fruit, that typically contains 2 or 3 large brown seeds. The skin is thin and needs to be handled with care, thus making the cleaning process a bit slower. The pay off is big, however, and once you taste a tree-ripened loquat you'll realize it's worth the effort. Plus, everyone can take home a jar of freshly made loquat salsa!

Please RSVP so we know how many volunteers to expect. Want to be on the harvest crew? Wear long sleeves and sunscreen, and bring pruners, water and gloves. Want to be a kitchenista? Please bring rubber gloves and a dishtowel that you don't mind getting dirty. Want to try your hand at both? Yes! We'd love your help. Please RSVP via the link below. 

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Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Orchard Supply Hardware Grand Opening

Join the Hollywood Orchard as we celebrate the grand opening of the Orchard Supply Hardware store. Orchard Supply Hardware has been a long-time supporter of Hollywood Orchard, and we are thrilled to have them in the neighborhood. We'll be partnering with them in the coming months on some local events, so let's all get out there and wish them well and see their brand new store. You'll be sure to see a lot of familiar faces. 

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The Orange & The Green Valencia Pick
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

The Orange & The Green Valencia Pick

'tis a blessing to be Irish ... and part of The Hollywood Orchard.

Want to start your St. Patrick's Day off right? Join us Saturday, March 17 at 9am for The Orange & The Green Valencia Pick! We'll spend the morning picking and packing Valencia oranges to donate to A Place Called Home and the Downtown Women's Center.

Please note that this is a pick only (there is no kitchen component), but we need volunteers to pick and pack fruit. 

We'll meet at 2556 Glen Green Street (halfway up the cul-de-sac on the right-hand side) in the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles. Parking is very limited. If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive.

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January Citrus Pick
Jan
28
9:00 AM09:00

January Citrus Pick

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Please join us on Sunday, January 28 from 9am-2pm as we kick off the year with our Citrus Social Pick-n-Kitchen. Our Pick-n-Kitchen events are a great opportunity to engage with neighbors and give back to our community. We promise you'll have a great time. 

So what happens at a Pick-n-Kitchen? We'll break into two teams: Harvest and Kitchen. The Harvest Crew will pick fruit from trees in our neighborhood (most of which would go to waste) and bring the haul back to our home base where we'll scrub them clean and get them ready to donate. The Kitchen Crew will collectively prepare a small portion of the fruit in our pop-up kitchen. Our dear friend of the Orchard, Chef Minh Phan, will be working with us to make delicious lemon salt with fresh herbs and lemon sugar. Everyone that participates will be able to bring home one of these items.

The majority of the citrus harvest is donated to A Place Called Home, an incredible community center in South Central LA, and the Downtown Women's Shelter, the only organization in LA exclusively dedicated to addressing the needs of women overcoming poverty and homelessness in Skid Row. Both of these organizations use the fruit to feed their communities. Last year we donated over a ton of fruit!

Our Citrus Social Pick-n-Kitchen will take place on Sunday, January 28 from 9am-2pm at 2556 Glen Green Street (halfway up the cul-de-sac on the right-hand side) in the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles. Parking is very limited. If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive.

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Beachwood Canyon Square Dance Fundraiser
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Beachwood Canyon Square Dance Fundraiser

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Beachwood Canyon Square Dance

Saturday, November 18

Doors: 6PM, Entertainment: 7:30PM

Glen Green Street Cul-de-Sac

Featuring Live Music and Calls by the Beachwood Ramblers

Join us for a fun night of food, dancing, and entertainment at this year's Beachwood Canyon Square Dance on Saturday, November 18. This event is a benefit for Hollywood Orchard, and all proceeds will go towards aiding our mission to harvest, use and donate local fruit to communities in the LA area. We'll have live music and dance calls from the Beachwood Ramblers, as well as refreshments available for purchase. So brush up on your do-si-do dance moves, dust off your cowboy boots, and join us for a night that will be fun for the whole family!

Adults: $15, Families: $40; Kids under 12: $12, Kids under 5: FREE

Cash is accepted at the door; Online ticket purchase below.

We're also excited to announce that our friends, Your Friends Photo Bus, will be at the event. You can bring home souvenir pics of the night!

 
 

Parking is limited. If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive. 

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Summer Evening Farmers' Circle: The Incredible Benefits of Fruits
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Evening Farmers' Circle: The Incredible Benefits of Fruits

  • 2785 Westshire Drive Los Angeles, CA, 90068 United States (map)
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We all know that there is something magical about our Beachwood Canyon community, but have you ever considered the extraordinary health and nutritional benefits of the fruit we harvest together?

It's summer, and we thought we'd try something a little different. Please join us on AUGUST 16th at 6:30 PM for an EVENING FARMERS' CIRCLE featuring Registered Dietician, Matt Ruscigno. This event will be held in an exciting new location – 2785 Westshire Drive (map).

Light refreshments will be provided, but you are welcome to bring something to share. Parking is limited on Westshire Drive. If you must park, it's best to park on Beachwood Drive and walk up. It's just a quick walk from the cafe and market.

Matt Ruscigno is a vegan of 20 years and a leading expert in nutrition. He has a Nutritional Science degree from Pennsylvania State University, a Public Health Nutrition masters degree from Loma Linda University, and certification as a Registered Dietitian – one of the only professional nutrition credentials. He is a co-author of No Meat Athlete book with Matt Frazier and Appetite for Reduction with Isa Moskowitz. You can learn more about him and his work here.

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Loco for Loquats Pick
Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Loco for Loquats Pick

We're loco for loquats! And these delicate fruits are ripening quickly in this warm April sun. We're predicting they'll be at their peak at the end of April, so let's get together and harvest this crop before it's too late. 

Please join us for a Loquat Pick on Saturday, April 29! We'll be harvesting neighborhood loquats, cleaning and processing them, and turning a portion into salsa. The majority of the harvest will be donated to A Place Called Home. Join us for our loquat harvest and you'll be helping to improve our LA community.

We'll need some hands to help pick the fruit, and A LOT of hands to process it. The loquat, commonly called Japanese plum, is a very delicate, juicy, yellow-gold fruit, that typically contains 2 or 3 large brown seeds. The skin is thin and needs to be handled with care, thus making the cleaning process a bit slower. The pay off is big, however, and once you taste a tree-ripened loquat you'll realize it's worth the effort. 

Want to be on a picking crew? Wear long sleeves and sunscreen, and bring pruners, water and gloves. Want to be a kitchenista? Please bring rubber gloves and a non-precious dishtowel. Want to try your hand at both? That's great! We'll all be meeting at 2556 Glen Green Street (midway up the cul-de-sac) at 9am. We can't wait to see you!

If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive, as parking is very limited on Glen Green. 

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March Citrus Quick Pick
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

March Citrus Quick Pick

Because one citrus pick is never enough...

Join us on Saturday, March 18 for a guerrilla Citrus Quick Pick. A different event from our Pick-n-Kitchen, our Quick Pick is our way of quickly gleaning citrus from our neighborhood trees in order to get it to local non-profits. We'll need only a few volunteers for this event. Details may change, so please let us know if you're interested in participating. 

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Citrus-A-Go-Go! February Pick-n-Kitchen
Feb
25
9:00 AM09:00

Citrus-A-Go-Go! February Pick-n-Kitchen

Our first big 2017 Hollywood Orchard harvest event is this Saturday, and we know you don't want to miss the fun. Our Citrus-A-Go-Go Pick-n-Kitchen is the perfect example of our mission in action: we'll harvest fruit from trees in our neighborhood and collectively prepare part of the haul in our pop-up kitchen. The majority of the harvest is donated to A Place Called Home, an incredible community center in South Central LA. Last year we donated over a ton of fruit! Our Pick-n-Kitchen event is a great opportunity to engage with neighbors and give back to our community. And did we mention it's SUPER FUN?!
 
Friends of the Orchard, Chefs Minh Phan and Ernest Miller, are working with us to create unique and delicious recipes to make with some of the citrus we pick. This year we're making lemon salt, lemon sugar, and lemon-infused olive oil. Everyone that participates will be able to bring home one of these items as well as some fresh fruit juice.
 
Please join us for Ctirus-A-Go-Go! Meet us on Saturday at 9am at (halfway up the cul-de-sac on the right-hand side). If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive. We look forward to seeing you!

Kitchen Crew, please bring: pairing knife, vegetable peeler, zester, cutting board, dish towel, and a jar to take juice home.

Harvest Crew, please bring/wear: Hand pruner/fruit picker (if possible), large canvas bag & water bottle, a jar to take juice home, gloves, long sleeves, sturdy shoes and sunscreen.

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Diggin' In 2017
Feb
4
9:00 AM09:00

Diggin' In 2017

At last year's Diggin' In event we potted nine bare root pomegranate that looked like little twigs. After a year of TLC they're ready to go into the ground! We'll ad to these a handful of transplants that need new homes, and a couple pollinating partners for some of our existing trees and – voila! – we'll have planted a total of 65 fruit trees over three years in our one little canyon! Please join us for a fun day of Diggin' In! Wear sunscreen, and bring water and gloves (if you have them).

If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive. We'll be meeting at the Mini Grove at the end of Glen Green Street. The street veers to the left and ends in a separate cul-de-sac where we started our mini grove. Let's gather there!

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Mini Grove Dedication
Jan
29
10:00 AM10:00

Mini Grove Dedication

Two years after breaking ground it's time to take a moment to recognize all the work folks have put in, see how well our trees are doing, and show appreciation for the neighbors who invited us to plant this grove in the first place. We'll says  word or two, raise a cup (of coffee), then start Diggin' In by planting some new specimens right then and there. 

If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive. We'll be meeting at the Mini Grove at the end of Glen Green Street. The street veers to the left and ends in a separate cul-de-sac where we started our mini grove. Let's gather there!

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Mini Grove Work Day
Jan
28
9:00 AM09:00

Mini Grove Work Day

The last two years, our crews have done amazing work! Two terraces and fifteen fruit trees later, things are really starting to take off! This year, we're going to recharge both terraces with compost and mulch, then get our beloved Mini Grove ready for its big close up. 

Wear sunscreen, and bring water and gloves. 

If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive. We'll be meeting at the Mini Grove at the end of Glen Green Street. The street veers to the left and ends in a separate cul-de-sac where we started our mini grove. Let's gather there!

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Weekend Tree-age
Dec
10
to Dec 11

Weekend Tree-age

Did you know that over the last 3 years, we've planted over 50 new fruit trees in Beachwood Canyon? Now that the winter months are nearly upon us, we need to do some much-needed maintenance to make sure that they're in top shape. Please join us for an epic Tree-age weekend.

We'll be kicking it off at Cheremoya Elementary School on Saturday, December 10th at 9AM. There, we'll be tending to the trees we planted this past Spring, as well as the other fruit trees that live on the property. Making sure that these trees are well cared for and thriving for not only benefits the students and faculty at the school, but also the Franklin Village community. 

On Sunday, December 11th, we'll be focusing on the other trees that are spread across Beachwood Canyon, including those in our Mini Grove. We'll need a lot of hands on deck for this work, and we really hope you can join us. The teamwork and community effort that goes into planting new drought-tolerant trees in our neighborhood each Spring always makes for a fulfilling day, but we can't forget that making sure they stay healthy is our greater responsibility. Join us for both days, or just one. But, please, join us. Now let's get out there and care for our trees.

WEEKEND TREE-AGE

Saturday, December, 10 at 9AM – Cheremoya Elementary School

Sunday, December 11 at 9AM – Hollywood Orchard Mini Grove

Wear good hiking shoes and sunscreen/hat, bring water, and get ready to get your hands dirty!

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Tree Patrol
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Tree Patrol

The Hollywood Orchard Trees & Soils gang is looking for a few good hikers!

In preparation for our upcoming Tree-Age tree care weekend on December 10th & 11th, we're going to head out and take a good look at the 50 or so fruit trees we've planted over the last few years. That's right: 50! And while most are doing pretty darn well in the face of this historic draught, they all could use a little TLC.

We'll meet at 1pm on Friday, December 2 at the Mini Grove, then head for the hills. We'll be checking up on our Diggin' In trees as we go –– taking photos and even plotting GPS coordinates. 

Wear good hiking shoes and sunscreen/hat, and bring water (and a step counter!). We'll be moving right along, so please be there right at 1pm. 

If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive. We'll be meeting at the Mini Grove at the end of Glen Green Street. The street veers to the left and ends in a separate cul-de-sac where we started our mini grove. We'll gather there! 

And mark your calendars for our Tree-Age weekend! December 10-11.

We'll be meeting on December 10th at Cheremoya Elementary School (9AM) & on December 11th at the Mini Grove (also 9AM). We'll be tending to the trees we've planted throughout the years and making sure they're in top shape. What a great opportunity to get your hands dirty before the holidays!

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Nov
19
9:00 AM09:00

Farmers' Circle – Birds of Beachwood Canyon

Attracting wild birds into our yards adds beauty in the way of life, color and song. Wild birds also offer some of the best organic pest control available.

On November 19th, Scott Logan of  Wild Wings Backyard Nature Store will teach us how providing food, water, nesting options and shelter can help you draw an amazing variety of birds into your personal space. Different species of birds exploit different niches and knowing what these differences are will help you create an attractive environment for these remarkable animals.

We'll meet at Camp Glen Green (2556 Glen Green Street) at 9 AM. Coffee and scratch baked goods will be served. If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive. Space is limited, so please RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there!

 
 

Scott Logan is a co-owner of Wild Wings Backyard Nature Store, a hub for information and provisions needed to connect with our remarkable birdlife. Whether Scott is educating people in the store, reviewing someone’s yard or leading bird walks, he is always ready to help enthusiasts experience wildlife on a deeper level.

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Farmers' Circle – Beachwood Canyon Plant ID Walk
Oct
16
9:30 AM09:30

Farmers' Circle – Beachwood Canyon Plant ID Walk

It may be hard to believe, but the native Beachwood Canyon flora is more than just succulents and lemon trees. Join us on Sunday, October 16th for a special Beachwood Canyon Plant ID Walk with expert gardener and landscape professional, Lora Hall of Full Circle Gardening. We'll look at fruit bearing plants (of course) but also some of the native plants that still grow in the canyon, as well as many of the other plants we find along the way. 

We'll meet at the garden of The Bird House – 2460 North Gower Street (on the right side, down the stairs) – at 9:30 AM for coffee and head out on our plant walk at 10 AM. Participants should wear good walking shoes and bring a water bottle and a hat. The walk will go at a moderate pace so we have time to look at the plants and will last approximately 90 minutes. What a great opportunity to chat with your neighbors and learn more about the environment that surrounds us all.

We hope you can join us!

 

 

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Prickly Pear Pick-n-Sip
Sep
10
3:30 PM15:30

Prickly Pear Pick-n-Sip

Have you been wanting to pick a pail of prickly pears?! Well, you're in luck! Join us Saturday, September 10th for our first-ever Prickly Pear Pick-n-Sip!

We will meet at the Hollywood Orchard Mini Grove at 3:30 PM. From there we will walk up the hill and pick the prickly pear cactus fruits as we go. At the top of the hill we will burn the spines off of the fruit over the grill and then turn the fruit into a delicious syrup to be enjoyed in a refreshing drink. 

Participants should bring gloves and wear sturdy, closed toed shoes for walking up the hill. Please also bring metal tongs for picking (and braising) the fruit and a plastic bucket/container to put your fruit in. We hope you can join us!

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The KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

The KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest

Join Hollywood Orchard and other local non-profits for Green Wish and Knead & Co.'s KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest. Proceeds of the event will directly support Hollywood Orchard, as well as Food ForwardHoneyLoveMuir Ranch Pasadena, and FoLAR.

Participate in an exclusive silent auction for a chance to win incredible prizes, listen to live music, and enjoy food from chefs at Ramen Hood, DTLA Cheese, Moruno, and, of course, Knead & Co. Cool off with ice cream sandwiches from CoolHaus and enjoy delicious cookies from Valerie Confections

AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE:

A graphic design package from award-winning freelance graphic designer, Cheryl Gaskill

2 pairs of cruelty-free, animal-approved Novacas brand shoes from silverlake's MooShoes

Private performance and piano lesson from talented composer/pianist, Heather Schmidt

A private Pick-N-Kitchen with the Hollywood Orchard

A gift certificate for a cooking class at Clemence Gossett's Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories

A 3 night AirBNB stay in The Nest at the Birdhouse, an urban farm and artist colony in Beachwood Canyon, in the heart of the Hollywood Hills

A garden harvest tour of Urban Offspring farms and Birdhouse and 2 full baskets of produce

An Evan Healy gift basket, including Rose Cleansing Milk, Rose Geranium HydroSoul, Argan Intensive Serum, Whipped Shea Butter with Olive Leaf, Whipped Shea for Lips, Wild Carrot Nourishing Eye Balm and a booklet.

A Supergoop assorted product basket

A pie from Allison Brooker, KCRW's 6th Annual Pie Contest Best in Show and Savory Pie Winner

A $100 gift certificate from Beachwood Cafe

A garden consultation with Lora Hall of Full Circle Gardening, a sustainable and holistic specialty gardening company based in Los Angeles

A gift certificate from Gracie's Pizza – includes a bottle of wine, salad, and a pizza

3 Hollywood Orchard Merchandise Baskets

Nügg Beauty Gift Basket

and more!

VIP GIFT BAG ITEMS INCLUDE:

Intelligent Nutrients Lip Gloss

MicrodermaMitt Makeup Remover Mitts and Olive Oil Lip Balms

Hand Chemistry Intense Youth Complex Hand Cream

Per-fekt Beauty Product + Coupon

and more!

The KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest – Powered by Green Wish – will be a fusion of great food, live entertainment and passionate people coming together to keep LA green. We hope to see you there!

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Cheremoya Elementary School Field Trip
May
11
2:30 PM14:30

Cheremoya Elementary School Field Trip

Each Spring, Hollywood Orchard and a class of 6th graders go on a fruit hunting expedition. Together, we discover fruiting trees in the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood, discuss their role in our environment, and record their beauty in our guidebooks. We learn about soil, native plants, and the fruiting process. We plant native trees in our Mini Grove, and learn how a greywater system can provide them with the water they need to thrive. We pick fresh fruit, eat a healthy lunch, participate in food experiments with local chefs, and learn about California's rich natural history. It's a day we'll never forget.

This year's will take place on Wednesday, May 11 from 8AM-2PM. In order to participate, you must be available during that entire time. If you're interested in volunteering, please let us know.

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Loopy for Loquats: Neighborhood Pick
Apr
30
9:00 AM09:00

Loopy for Loquats: Neighborhood Pick

Did you hear? We're loopy for loquats! And these delicate fruits are ripening quickly in this warm April sun. We're predicting they'll be at their peak at the end of April, so let's get together and harvest this crop before it's too late. 

Please join us for a Loquat Quick Pick on Saturday, April 30! We'll be harvesting neighborhood loquats, cleaning and processing them, and turning a portion into salsa. The majority of the harvest will be donated to A Place Called Home. As an added bonus, our beloved Chef Minh Phan will be doing a cooking demo with the families of A Place Called Home when we deliver the fruit. Join us for our loquat harvest and you'll be helping to improve our LA community.

We'll need some hands to help pick the fruit, and A LOT of hands to process it. The loquat, commonly called Japanese plum, is a very delicate, juicy, yellow-gold fruit, that typically contains 2 or 3 large brown seeds. The skin is thin and needs to be handled with care, thus making the cleaning process a bit slower. The pay off is big, however, and once you taste a tree-ripened loquat you'll realize it's worth the effort. Plus, everyone can take home a jar of freshly made salsa de loquat just in time for Cinco de Mayo! What's not to love?!

Want to be on a picking crew? Wear long sleeves and sunscreen, and bring pruners, water and gloves. Want to be a kitchenista? Please bring rubber gloves and a non-precious dishtowel. Want to try your hand at both? That's great! We'll all be meeting at 2556 Glen Green Street (midway up the cul-de-sac) at 9am. We can't wait to see you!

If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive, as parking is very limited on Glen Green. 

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Return of the Native: Wildflower and Tree Planting Workshop with TreePeople
Apr
9
9:00 AM09:00

Return of the Native: Wildflower and Tree Planting Workshop with TreePeople

Join us on Saturday, April 9th for an educational, hands-on beautification effort to benefit Cheremoya Elementary School and the Franklin Village neighborhood. We will be planting wildflowers as well as Catalina Cherry Trees, which are native to the Beachwood Canyon area. Together, they will draw pollinators and songbirds, and the trees will provide shade for years to come. Participants will learn from a TreePeople expert how to build a water saving berm, amend soil, and build sustainable tree fencing with repurposed tree stakes. 

We will provide morning refreshments and lunch for volunteers. Please wear sunscreen, and bring work gloves and water bottles. We will provide the tools. 

We will meet on the Cheremoya Avenue side of the Cheremoya Elementary School. Please be aware that the Hollywood Half Marathon is taking place that Saturday. Street closures will not affect the Franklin Village area, but traffic could be heavier than usual. Please plan accordingly.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited, so you must RSVP. We hope you can make it!

Wildflower photo © Rennett Stowe

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Diggin' In 2016: Mini Grove and Beyond
Mar
12
9:00 AM09:00

Diggin' In 2016: Mini Grove and Beyond

It's that time of the year! Join us as we plant a dozen drought-resistant trees at a handful of great homes. It's a great way to socialize with your neighbors, get your hands dirty and better the community! 

Wear sunscreen, and bring water and gloves (if you have them). 

If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive. We'll be meeting at the Mini Grove at the end of Glen Green Street. The street veers to the left and ends in a separate cul-de-sac where we started our mini grove. Let's gather there!

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Buildin' Out the Mini Grove
Mar
5
9:00 AM09:00

Buildin' Out the Mini Grove

We could use some hands to help prep our Mini Grove for the next big planting. Join us on March 5 for a little manual labor. We’ll be moving dirt, setting logs, and taking the Mini Grove to the next level!

Wear sunscreen, and bring water and gloves (if you have them). 

If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive. We'll be meeting at the Mini Grove at the end of Glen Green Street. The street veers to the left and ends in a separate cul-de-sac where we started our mini grove. Let's gather there!

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Cleanin' Up the Mini Grove
Mar
3
3:30 PM15:30

Cleanin' Up the Mini Grove

Before the Build-out on Saturday, we need to clear out some vegetation and fill a few green cans before Friday pick-up. Wear long-sleeves and bring gloves!

If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive. We'll be meeting at the Mini Grove at the end of Glen Green Street. The street veers to the left and ends in a separate cul-de-sac where we started our mini grove. Let's gather there!

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Pick-n-Kitchen: Sweet Song of Citrus
Feb
20
9:00 AM09:00

Pick-n-Kitchen: Sweet Song of Citrus

Join us on Saturday, February 20 at 9AM for our first Pick-n-Kitchen of 2016. We'll go over the game plan, then break into two teams: Harvest and Kitchen. We'll glean citrus from our neighborhood trees, then we'll sort, wash and process the fruit in our open air kitchen. The majority of the fruit gleaned will be donated to local non-profits. It's a day you won't want to  miss!

This is an amazing family-friendly event, and a great way to meet neighbors in the Beachwood Canyon area.

We'll be meeting in the Glen Green Cul-de-sac. Bring gloves and water, wear a hat and sunscreen for this event. If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive.

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