CSU's EXPO Farm is a multi-generational space open to the public for volunteer participation three times weekly. We host free community gardening and nutrition classes monthly, in addition to other activities and events. Volunteers will do farming-related activities such as harvesting plants and seeds, moving compost and mulch, digging up weeds and grasses, cutting back overgrown plants and clearing and bagging up trash. Exactly what you'll do depends on the needs of the farm that day (we have tools and gloves available).
- In-Person Outdoors
- Beautification | Gardening
- California (Greater Los Angeles)
- 3980 Bill Robertson Ln, Los Angeles, CA 90037
- 9:00 AM–12:00 PM PST
- Community Services Unlimited Inc
- 1 (213) 746-1216
Directions: 1 block east of Vermont Ave., just off of Martin Luther King Blvd., next to the senior center. There is some limited parking in an area between the farm and Martin Luther King Blvd., and street parking in the surrounding area. We encourage folks to walk, bike or get public transport to the farm.
CHILD SUPERVISION: This is a working farm, children younger than 16 must come with parents/guardian who are responsible for and will supervise them at ALL times. Volunteer time at the EXPO Mini-Farm may include all manner of farming related activities; everything from harvesting plants and seeds, moving compost and mulch, digging up weeds and grasses, cutting back overgrown plants, to clearing and bagging up trash. Exactly what you do, depends on the needs of the farm at the time you volunteer. Farming tools and gloves are available at the farm, if you have a pair of gloves you particularly like, feel free to bring them. You do not need to have farming experience, you will be walked through tasks that you are asked to carry out.
ATTIRE: Even in cooler weather the EXPO Farm can get quite warm. Please dress in light colored, layered clothing and comfortable shoes you don't mind getting dirty. It's also a good idea to have a sun hat, especially in the spring and summer and some sun block.
WASTE FREE ENVIRONMENT: CSU sites are plastic and “junk food” free zones. Volunteers are asked to bring a water bottle (a simple mason jar works well), for refilling, the water at the farm is potable.
RESTROOMS: Please note there is no restroom at the farm itself, there are restrooms at the senior center located next door and if that is closed, at the swim stadium a little further along Bill Robertson Lane.