Here at the Great Park Garden Coalition, we are always on the lookout for change and current happenings in our community. Change is constant. With the elections and holidays behind us, the GPGC is getting in gear for the year. [...]
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The Coalition applauds the Great Park Board’s unanimous vote to transfer operation of the Farm + Food Lab to Solutions for Urban Agriculture. The Board approved the transfer at their Nov. 27, 2018 meeting and also voted to “transfer $76,872 [...]
There are two new members on the Irvine City Council following the November elections. Farrah Kahn and Anthony Kuo joined the council. Councilmember Farrah N. Khan is a small business owner and the Executive Director of the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith [...]
2018 was a busy year for our brand new non-profit! Here are some highlights: February: Formed the Great Park Garden Coalition, a non-profit 501c3 corporation. Many thanks to Irell and Manella LLP who provided legal services at no [...]
Tis' the season to take down the everyday decor and replace it with holly, jolly and merry. This doesn't just mean adding your favorite Santa figurine and lighting those amazing cinnamon candles, one must also spruce up the house plants and [...]
Great Park Garden Coalition’s goal is to preserve the future 59-acre Botanical Garden included in the 2007 approved Great Park Master Plan. The Master Plan is being re-evaluated by the City of Irvine. In October 2017 the City and FivePoint [...]
Four leaders of the Great Park Garden Coalition attended the annual conference of the American Public Garden Association (APGA), June 4-8, 2018, at Disneyland Hotel. Garden CEOs, landscape architects, university professors, and professional horticulturists from across the country could not [...]
A public garden is an institution that maintains collections of plants for the purposes of public education and enjoyment, in addition to research, conservation, and higher learning. It must be open to the public and the garden’s resources and accommodations [...]
The Great Park Garden Coalition Board of Directors and Steering Committee members attended the 2018 APGA Conference. The theme this year was “Cultivate our Creative Nature”. The conference was attended by about 1,000 representatives from public gardens around the country and beyond, including locals [...]
Show Support for the Great Park Botanical Garden! Attend an Irvine City Council Hearing. At the Great Park Board Meeting, City staff and FivePoint Development have been presenting land uses for the remaining portions of the Cultural Terrace area of [...]