Grow Your Own Vegetables in Containers

If a resident understands the importance of growing their own food, which is free of pesticides and can supplement a healthy diet, a program, Container Gardening, will be held at the Palisades Library at 1 p.m. this Saturday, January 21.

Elliot Kuhn, the owner of an urban farm in Panorama City, and a regular at the Palisades Farmer Market, will host the program. An educator, Kuhn, is spreading awareness about local ecology and helping people understand the real cost of food.

This program will introduce the fundamentals of container gardening. This includes picking a container and understanding what it needs to help a plant thrive. Potting soil, individual plant needs and requirements, square foot gardening, companion planting, seasons and microclimates, and how to enjoy and be successful in home gardening will be addressed.

This program is sponsored by the Library’s LA Made series that focuses on the diverse landscape of Los Angeles during the City’s eclectic history.  These programs are made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the LAPL Library Foundation.  You can see more programs in this series at


(Editor’s note: Anawalt Hardware, 15130 Sunset, in the Ralphs parking lot, has received a supply of potting soil and gardening tools. (310) 454-4116. Open seven days a week. Visit:

Plants, trees and pots can be found at Standard Design Group, at 810 Temescal Canyon Road across from Palisades High School. The store is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Call (310) 230-8743 or email:


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