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Become a Certified UC Victory Gardener through the
Part of University of California Cooperative Extension’s
Master Gardener Program

Join Your Neighborhood Victory Garden Circle:

Location: Milagro Allegro Community Garden
115 S. Avenue 56, Los Angele 90042

Dates/times: April 10, 11, 17, 18,
10 am – 1 pm

Cost: $15 per workshop, $50 for 4 class series

Instructor: Milli Macen-Moore

Registration: 1-800-863-5476 (leave message), or email me


I’m thrilled to be able to teach and share my knowledge with you. Growing your own organic food in an urban setting can significantly change your health and way of life.

Some details…
I will be providing full and partial scholarships for those of you who are interested with limited funds. Please note, this series is on basic organic vegetable gardening. You must attend all four classes in the series to become a UC Certified Victory Gardener. After the series is over, we will attempt to meet informally to share our gardening experiences and have a chance to ask and answer questions. Limited to 20 people. Spanish translation will also be available. Seeds, seedlings, soil and plastic pots will be provided. For more information, please contact me.

Looking forward to a successful Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative!

Peas & Radishes,

Milli Macen-Moore
Master Gardener &
Neighborhood Coordinator
Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative

For the official press release, please click on image below…


PopTech 2009: Michael Pollan from PopTech on Vimeo.


Excited and honored to be a Keynote speaker at this very special event! It will be awesome to share how we begun this path, why we chose to stick to it, and how it has benefited us in so many ways. Check out the 411 by clicking here…

Will be estatic to see you there!

Be well and filled with abundance,

Hola all! Hillside Produce Cooperative is at it again, redistributing homegrown veggies, herbs, and flowers! Check out the 411 below!


WELCOME BACK, everyone and happy 2010!

The Hillside Produce Cooperative took its very first month off EVER in January and is now BACK and ready to redistribute and share all your delicious Local FRUITS, VEGETABLES, HERBS, and FLOWERS for F R E E on

So what do you do if you’d like to join in?
It’s easy! Just
and let me know what produce you’ll have to contribute this Saturday and/or if you’d like to volunteer to bag or deliver all the amazing food!

If you’re new to our process, please check out the HOW IT WORKS section of our website –

To include you in this Saturday’s exchange, I’ll need to hear back your commitment to participate via email by this THURSDAY (February 11th) at NOON.

As always, participants will drop off their yummy harvests at my house in Glassell Park – this Saturday, Feb 13th before NOON, bagging volunteers will be needed to count everything and redistribute it equally at NOON, and the beautiful savvy delivery volunteers will be needed at 2:30.

Also, if you’ve never exchanged with us before, I’ll need your address so someone will be able to deliver a big farmers’-market-style lush bag of FREE produce to your door.

It’s been so difficult to watch all our gorgeous citrus dripping off the trees the last couple of weeks! But now we’re back in action and ready to share.

So who’s in?

I look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks for being a part of this,


The Hillside Produce Cooperative is a free neighborhood monthly exchange of all the FRUITS, VEGETABLES, HERBS and FLOWERS we grow in our yards; a collective in which we all get to enjoy some of what everyone grows in exchange for contributing what we don’t want or won’t use ourselves. Then no food is wasted and we all get a variety of fresh local produce to eat for FREE.

— Post From the Field

We made it through January, and have also gone to TOWN!!! It wasn’t easy, here’s our update…

Here’s our list of groceries we purchased with $250 + $50 for condiments a total of $300: (all organic, of course!)

In Bulk:
Blackeye Peas
Garbanzo Beans
French Lentils
Green Split Peas
Kidney Beans
Rolled Oats
White Buckwheat
Black Beans
Yellow popcorn
Jasmine Rice
Sea Salt


Frozen Fruit:

Dried Fruit:
Mango slices

Red Potatoes
Portabella Mushrooms

All others:
Firm Non-GMO Tofu
Garlic Spread
Lara Bars
Sourdough Bread
Quinoa Linguini
Quinoa Spaghetti
Apple Cider Vinegar
Organic All Purpose Flour
Quinoa Flour
Organic Sesame Tahini Butter
Soy Milk
Liquid Aminos
Nutritional Brewers Yeast
Olive Oil
Tomato Pasta Sauce
Bruschetta Spread
Garlic Powder

Nuts & Seeds:
Brazilian Nuts
Cashew Nuts

Will we survive another round of Settler’s Venture, I’m confident we will. At this point we have an overabundance of food… some of you may be thinking, what in the world can these people be making with this? How about homemade pizza, portabella burgers & fries, daily smoothies, stir fry, soups, salads, cabbage rolls, bread, chana masala & naan, sushi, and the list goes on… Our focus still continues, BACK TO BASICS!

Oh and we haven’t mentioned how much better we feel and we both are gradually losing our temptation on eating out, plus losing some weight. YaY!!! This experiment is really working…

Stay tuned for more…

Have a blissful day!
Milli Macen-Moore

Pictures of the day…

Green cauliflower.

Summer seedlings enjoying a warm bedroom.

Healthy doggie requesting her sugar snap peas of the day 🙂

We keep harvesting every two days!!!

Unexpected admirer…

We have edibles growing everywhere!

— Post From the Field

Happy Visitor

We had a happy visitor this morning… He’s ready to go home and prep a salad!

— Post From the Field

L.A. Sprouts: Movie Recommendation

Hola boys and girls of L.A. Sprouts 🙂

Below is this week’s movie recommendation. Enjoy! Can’t wait to listen to your opinions regarding this incredible family growing their own food in Pasadena, California.

Keep smiling & growing,
Milli Macen-Moore

Urban farmers fight nationwide to sow green biz

Read here…