Living in Orange County we have an extensive connection to not just oranges, but all kinds of citrus trees. Orange groves are a big part of our history and before all the housing tracts were around, many acres in the [...]
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The Coalition is looking around the world for inspiration. The Eden Project. Some of us have been lucky enough to travel to Cornwall, England, where a former china clay mining pit was transformed into a world-class attraction. Two huge domed [...]
With the wet February we've had, the California drought is closer to being over which is great news! And with all of the rain, your garden is appreciating the much-needed refreshment. However, when rain is heavy, it can also cause problems [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]