Free Composting Class, Mulch, and Sh*t

Los Angeles County sponsors a free gardening / composting workshop. There, they'll teach you how to make quality compost.

The next local class is on Cinco De Mayo! So if you're into fresh salsa, worship at the church of rotten leaves.

Monterey Park
Garvey Ranch Park
781 S. Orange Ave.
Saturday, May 5, 2007
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Compost is awesome. I'm Mr. Brownthumb by birth, but with a big mound of rotting leaves, I can grow anything.

Also, if you need free mulch, the City of Los Angeles is distributing their ground-up yard waste, composted slightly, for FREE.

East LA 2649 E. Washington Blvd.
Time of operation : 9:00 a.m. To 3:00 p.m., Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.

I believe this is on the LA/Vernon border, near the stench of the Farmer John plant.

Does anyone know if we're allowed to pick at the fertilizer from the horse stables on San Gabriel anymore? I used to fill up a trashcan with the horse manure every year or so.

Garvey Ranch Park

Can't answer your horse manure question (but it does remind me of a Seinfeld episode.  Nonetheless, I will refrain from going in tha direction).

But I did want to note that Garvey Ranch Park is home to a 7-inch refracting telescope, with public viewing on clear Wednesday evenings.  That's sponsored by the Los Angeles Astronomical Association, of which I am NOT a member.  I just think it's cool that we have a good public telescope available right in our own backyard.

Of course, it was even cooler in the "old" days, when there was a Monterey Park Astronomical Association, and they had astronomical swap meets at the park.

By the way, Saturday, April 21 is Astronomy Day.  Weather-permitting, I intend to be out on the corner of Myrtle and Lime in Monrovia.  It'll probably just be Saturn and moon viewing.  With the moon out and from an urban location, that's mostly all we can get a good view of.