Every April, The Growing Experience hosts an Earth Day celebration featuring healthy food samples, workshops, community organizations, farm tours, our farm stand and more! This free, family-friendly event is a great opportunity to come see all the farm has to offer, connect with local organizations, and learn about urban agriculture.
To kick off the summer months, The Growing Experience hosts an annual resident Cook–Off wherein residents of Carmelitos compete to earn the title of “Best Cook in Carmelitos.” This event brings residents together in the Carmelitos Community Garden to celebrate healthy cooking, and community. Carmelitos residents cook a vegetarian meal, utilizing fresh produce from the farm; participants at the event taste the dishes prepared by the resident cooks and vote on their favorite.
The Growing Experience offers a variety of workshops throughout the year on topics ranging from gardening tips to nutrition. Stay tuned on our Facebook Page for upcoming community workshops.
Farm To Table Dinner Fundraiser
Every Fall, The Growing Experience, in partnership with Primal Alchemy Catering, hosts an annual Farm to Table Dinner fundraiser. Primal Alchemy brings top Chefs from the Long Beach area to the farm to prepare dishes highlighting the importance of urban farming and sustainable, locally-sourced produce. Proceeds from the event directly support the expansion of The Growing Experience’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, farm stand, and community programs.