Tag: Gardening for Healthier Communities

D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation Rallies Community Support for Ontario Octogenarian

D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation Rallies Community Support for Ontario Octogenarian

By admin in D'Andre D. Lampkin Foundation on August 6, 2018

Ernestine Allen is a 32-year resident of the city of Ontario who has seen many changes over the years on her mostly palm-tree-lined street, Plaza Serena. But one thing has stayed constant: everyone communicates and looks out for one another.

In May, Ernestine noticed the diadora pine tree located in her front yard beginning to lean as winds battered the Ontario area. She was concerned parts of the tree would fall and damage adjacent homes or neighbors walking by her home.

Gardening for Healthier Communities

Gardening for Healthier Communities

By admin on May 26, 2018

Last month, host Aurthur Levine introduced residents to ways they are reusing organic material from local stores to create compost and plant next years harvest. Participants are building stronger communities by assisting residents who depend on the farm to have continued access to fresh organic produce.

Join us Saturday May 26th at 9:00 AM as we continue this year’s Designing Neighborhood Agriculture (DNA) projects. This time we’ll focus on the team effort that goes into preparing and packaging the organic produce that feeds hundreds of residents in the region.

Gardening for Healthier Communities combines topical conversations, active working sessions, and farming education to highlight the importance and need for fresh organic produce in highly populated urban areas. The Lampkin Foundation has partnered with Huerta Del Valle, a non-profit, to host “A Day of Farming”. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, this is the event for you!

Huerta Del Valle‘s goal is to provide all 160,000 people residing in the city of Ontario with accessible organic food. They also endeavor to foster, cultivate, and build stronger relationships within the region.

Click here for more information about the Lampkin Foundation’s DNA Initiative.

Gardening for Healthier Communities

Gardening for Healthier Communities

By admin on April 28, 2018

Join us Saturday April 28th at 9:00 AM as we continue this year’s Designing Neighborhood Agriculture (DNA) projects. This time we’ll focus on the team effort that goes into protecting organic resources.

Gardening for Healthier Communities combines topical conversations, active working sessions, and farming education to highlight the importance and need for fresh organic produce in highly populated urban areas. The Lampkin Foundation has partnered with Huerta Del Valle, a non-profit, to host “A Day of Farming”. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, this is the event for you!

Huerta Del Valle’s goal is to provide all 160,000 people residing in the city of Ontario with accessible organic food. They also endeavor to foster, cultivate, and build stronger relationships within the region.

Click here for more information about the DNA Initiative.

Thanks to This Activity, Ontario Is Breathing Easier!

Thanks to This Activity, Ontario Is Breathing Easier!

By admin in DNA Initiative, Foundation Events on March 16, 2018

The D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation would like to thank all of our volunteers for their recent contribution of time to the Ontario Arbor Day Celebration on March 10, 2018. This event could not have been a success without their dedication and hard work. Despite the rain, Lampkin Foundation volunteers were able to help plant 165 trees throughout Ontario, California.

We are happy to report more than 40 Ontario residents, students, and community shareholders came to support Inland Empire Resource Conservation District and CIRCLE 2.0‘s larger effort to plant over 1650 trees across California and Ontario’s effort to reduce and limit carbon emissions.

Thanks to volunteers, supporters, and stakeholders, the city of Ontario is well on it’s way to retaining it’s status as a “Tree City USA“. Furthermore, many homes will benefit from the developing shade and carbon emissions are being reduced.

For more information about the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation and it’s mission, visit:
www.lampkinfoundation.org.

Become a Tree Steward!

Become a Tree Steward!

By admin on February 17, 2018

165 neighborhood trees are coming to the City of Ontario!

Help us kick off this year’s DNA Initiative early by volunteering to lead tree planting efforts in your community!

  • Attend a Tree Steward training workshop and earn a Tree Steward Certificate.
  • Learn about planting trees and watering trees!
  • Be a volunteer leader during California Arbor Week.

Sign up for our tree steward workshop!

When: Saturday, February 17, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Where: Westwind Community Center, located at 2455 E. Riverside Drive.
Contact: Brian Robey, Inland Empire Resource Conservation District Project Manager
brobey@iercd.org or (909) 283-7777

Workshop attendees must commit to being a volunteer leader on Arbor Day.
Lunch provided by the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District.

Find out more at www.investfromthegroundup.org/circle2-0

Gardening for Healthier Communities – Ontario

Gardening for Healthier Communities – Ontario

By admin on August 26, 2017

Join us Saturday August 26 as we kick off yet another Designing Neighborhood Agriculture (DNA) Project. ‘Gardening for Healthier Communities’ combines topical conversations, active working sessions, and farming education to highlight the importance and need for fresh organic produce in highly populated urban areas. The Lampkin Foundation has partnered with Huerta Del Valle, a non-profit, to host “A Day of Farming”. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, this is the event for you.

Huerta Del Valle’s goal is to provide all 160,000 people residing in the city of Ontario with accessible organic food. They also endeavor to foster, cultivate, and build stronger relationships within the region.

Agenda:

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST

DNA Project Opening & Huerta Del Valle Farm Tour
Aurthur Levine & Jesus Andrade III

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST

Make a Seat!

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM PST

Closing & Networking Lunch Reception

Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and wear close-toed shoes. Light snacks will be available throughout the day. Lunch will be provided.

If you have any questions email us at info@lampkinfoundation.org

You’re Building A Better Tomorrow

You’re Building A Better Tomorrow

By admin in DNA Initiative on July 25, 2017

Thank you for getting the word out about last Saturday’s Gardening for Healthier Communities event. It was once again a success and we appreciate everyone who showed up to offer a helping hand. We are well on our way to building a better tomorrow.

Gardening for Healthier Communities – DNA Initiative

Gardening for Healthier Communities – DNA Initiative

By admin on July 22, 2017

Join us Saturday July 22nd as we kick off another Designing Neighborhood Agriculture (DNA) Initiative. The DNA combines topical conversations, active working sessions, and farming education to highlight the importance and need for fresh organic produce in highly populated urban areas. The Lampkin Foundation has partnered with Huerta Del Valle, a non-profit, to host “A Day of Farming”. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, this is the event for you.

Huerta Del Valle’s goal is to provide all 160,000 people residing in the city of Ontario with accessible organic food. They also endeavor to foster, cultivate, and build stronger relationships within the region. For more information, click here.

DNA Agenda:

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST

DNA Project Opening & Huerta Del Valle Farm Tour
Aurthur Levine & Jesus Andrade III

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST

Farming Project Assignments

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM PST

Closing & Networking Lunch Reception

Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and wear close-toed shoes. Light snacks and water will be available throughout the day, along with lunch.

To RSVP, email info@lampkinfoundation.org

Thanks for Being So Cool Saturday

Thanks for Being So Cool Saturday

By admin in DNA Initiative on June 20, 2017

The weather was HOT; but you were COOL about it. Last Saturday, 17 volunteers joined D’Andre Lampkin in Ontario, California for the Gardening for Healthier Communities event. We’re still tallying up the numbers but so far we discovered you were able to provide 13 families with a week worth of fresh organic produce in the 1 hour you spent harvesting in the garden.