On March 9th, I had the honor of representing Long Beach Organic in receiving a donation of $1,000 from the family-owned Citywide Restaurant Group, as they opened a Wingstop franchise location in Long Beach, at 1504 W. Willow St. I was
To most individuals, the word organic conjures visions of an idyllic countryside full of verdant meadows and leisurely grazing herds of animals. And they would be right—in a sense. Historically, agriculture has been a way of making do with the
The nondescript strip of land beside a Long Beach upholstery shop has grown organic produce to feed employees, support a farm stand, and supply local chefs. On Monday, as part of the MLK Day of Service, dozens of volunteers were
When Long Beach Organic was establishing its Charity Garden at the Zaferia Junction Community Garden, the clay was so hard that it was even a challenge for a team of volunteer college men with pickaxes. They were only able to break
The sheer tenacity of Bermuda grass makes it a great choice for lawns and golf courses, but it can be one of the most frustrating weeds for a gardener to deal with.
Brussels sprouts have undergone a transformation in recent years from mushy holiday staple to gastropub delight. To commemorate the cruciferous vegetable’s position as “the new kale,” and just in time for Thanksgiving, Long Beach Organic presented six recipes using brussels
Every community needs rules and regulations to help maintain harmony. And Long Beach Organic community gardens are no exception. If you’re renting a plot in one of LBO’s seven community gardens, it’s your responsibility to know the Garden Rules, which are
When Eagle Scout Candidate Matthew Peña approached LBO about a possible service project, we asked him to build a potting table for the Learning Garden at Zaferia Junction. We were not quite prepared for the response!
Cucumbers are perfect for cooling off on hot summer days, whether they be in salads, beverages or cold soup. Attendees at the quarterly Long Beach Organic cooking workshop got to sample five cucumber recipes, including Ken Yliniemi’s family recipe for
More than 100 people turned out on July 28 for Bella Notte: An Evening in Tuscany to support Long Beach Organic programs. The evening featured music by My Funny Valentine, dancing and dance lessons by Kim Robertson, a leisurely multi-course