23 September 2013

Catalyst Assembly

We had a great time reuniting with our Catalyst family and meeting new folks who have taken interest in our ambitious mission. Thanks to all the people who came and smiled.



Chestnut Updates // Special Events

Hello!

We are so excited to be moving forward with work on the Chestnut Lot. We have been so glad that so many members of the community have participated with us this last year in making the Chestnut Lot a reality! It has been an amazing year to see the transformation at the lot as well as the real connections that have been built in out community.

Foodscape is very excited to participate with the 3rd annual Catalyst assembly... Join us on Sat. Sept 21st from 11am-5pm at Trinity Lutheran Church - 759 Linden Ave in Long Beach 90813.
 https://www.facebook.com/events/427946100660207/

The Chestnut lot is entering a new phase this fall, with the achievement of receiving a grant to help fun the lot there are several projects with we are looking forward to doing very soon and hope that you will be able to join us!
  1. Building a circular earthen shed for tools and such.
  2. Putting in a drip irrigation system that helps the sustainability of regular watering.
  3. Building a aquaponics pond (we already have the water plants!)
  4. Developing new structures which enhance the beauty and exhibit the Lot as the art piece that it is!
  5. On going harvesting and planting of food and crops.

We hope to see you soon, our regular volunteer days are Thursdays and Sundays from 9:30am-12:00pm -- come learn about the amazing new projects and get your hands dirty!

Thank you,

Foodscape Long Beach


 
 

20 May 2013

Chestnut Lot Work Canceled Sunday

Hello!

We are so excited to have completed so much of the work on the raised beds, thank you to everyone that made this possible.  We are pleased to be moving into the summer cycle of growing food and community. If anyone missed the news Foodscape has been award a grant by the DBLA specifically for the Chestnut Lot! We are grateful for this opportunity to beautiful and develop this lot!

Chestnut Grant News

We will not be at the Chestnut Lot this Sunday, May 19th.  We will be joining Catalyst in the Pride Parade and festivities and encourage any who are able to participate to join. Will resume Thursday May 23rd.

Thank you,

Foodscape Long Beach

26 March 2013

Spring Greening // No Chestnut Lot Work This Sunday

Hello!

We are so excited to be moving forward with work on the Chestnut Lot. To date, over 70 different folks have come out over the last 6 months to help in one way or another on the lot. It is so encouraging to have such a supportive community here in Long Beach interested in what we are doing. We have also been expanding our compost and food pick-up program recently. More updates on that to come soon.

We will not be at the Chestnut Lot this Sunday, 31 March.  But will resume work the following Thursday to prepare our large annual planting area! We will need plenty of help building out the area, so all willing hands are welcome!







30 January 2013

Ryan Speaking at Love Takes Flight Festival

Ryan Serrano, founder - director of Foodscape Long Beach, has been asked to be a guest speaker at this charity event in Orange County called "Love Takes Flight Festival" on February 10.  He will be speaking on resource scarcity and the prospects of a simpler future in a discussion. Tickets and information available at www.naamfestival.com


Fresh Press on Foodscape!

The Daily 49er, a daily news publication at CSULB, did a lovely story on Foodscape's mission and the Chestnut Lot in particular. They included a podcast and great photos. Click the photo below for a link to the article. Thank you to Angela Ratzlaff for the kind words.


Daily 49er: CSULB alumnus sprouts a community garden


03 December 2012

Chestnut Lot is Looking Good

Some pictures from our beautiful developing Chestnut Lot. A great cover crop is coming up, new food plantings in our mounds, and an effective irrigation system. Thanks to the radical volunteers making it happen!