Our 2.5-acre community garden is conveniently located across from the Carmelitos Community Center and features 60 raised garden beds for families to grow their own produce, and safe green space for community events and recreation.
PLOTS AVAILABLE! Community groups, individuals, families, all are welcome to apply for a garden plot in The Growing Experience Community Garden. The Growing Experience provides water and compost soil. Gardeners are encouraged to bring their own tools.
To Apply: Review the Community Garden Participation Agreement and submit to The Growing Experience office to be assigned a plot and be provided with a key to the garden. Please note, gardeners that do not tend to their plot for three weeks or longer will forfeit their plot.
The Growing Experience is managed by the Los Angeles County Development Authority, and is located within the Carmelitos Public Housing Development.
Holly Carpenter, Program Manager
Phone: (562) 984-2917
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Closed on all Holidays
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750 Via Carmelitos, Long Beach, CA 90805