Lakewood Community Gardens Annual Spring Garden Clean Up

LAKEWOOD COMMUNITY GARDENS
ANNUAL SPRING GARDEN CLEAN UP

Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:00am to 12:00 noon

The Lakewood Community Gardens will hold its annual Spring garden clean up.  Bring your gloves and your community spirit.  Help clean the common areas by pulling weeds, spreading wood chips, meet up with old friends and welcome our new gardeners! 

Come for an hour or more.  Drinks and light refreshments will be available. 

Hope to see you there!  Thank you in advance!







Lakewood Community Gardens General Meeting - April 21

Lakewood Community Gardens held its second general meeting on Saturday, April 21.  A representative from Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEACCA) gave an informative talk on urban wildlife.  Many tips on how to protect yourself and your small pets can be found on SEACCA's wildlife page (link below):


Urban Wildlife In Lakewood




Ever hear neighbors and friends share stories of coyote and raccoon sightings in Lakewood?  I recently saw a pack of coyotes on my morning walk (still dark at 6 am) about a month ago.  Last week I saw a raccoon on South St. (at the crack of dawn).  Sightings of urban wildlife are becoming more frequent in our community.  The following article from LA Times discusses wildlife in southern California.

http://www.latimes.com/home/la-hm-prevention-20141004-story.html


Lakewood Community Gardens General Meeting - February 17




The Lakewood Community Gardens held its first general meeting for 2018 on Saturday, February 17 at San Martin Park.  There were more than 35 gardeners in attendance.  Kelly Middleton from Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District gave an informative talk on mosquitos, how these small insects have large impacts on our way of life in Los Angeles County.  Topics of interest were the mosquito's life cycle, common areas where eggs are laid, mosquito-borne diseases, repellents, and how to protect your family and home environment.

Did you know that patios and yards are the #1 source of mosquito problems?  Do an environmental assessment and dump out any standing water at least once a week!  Also, only the female mosquitos are responsible for transmitting diseases to people and pests.






A raffle was held during the second part of the meeting.  There were some very happy gardeners who won gift cards to a local nursery, and a lucky new gardener won the 50/50 raffle prize!