[Orange_County_Permaculture] Diamond Bar Home Goes Green/Permaculture Transforming a neigborhood lot in LA/Tour June 24

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Thu Jun 23 09:28:25 PDT 2011


Diamond Bar Home Goes Green
Rishi Kumar returned from college with a passion for permaculture that 
has transformed his home to a model of sustainability. And on June 24, 
the Growing Home garden will make its public debut.

By Matthew Schoenmann |

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Just as he was beginning to grow weary of sitting in computer labs, 
Rishi Kumar began taking in an interest in creating a healthier 
lifestyle for himself.

The Diamond Bar native expected to find his life's passion when he went 
off to UC San Diego, but those close to him figured it would be related 
to his chosen major of computer science.  Instead he became enamored 
with permaculture, an approach used in creating sustainable uses of land.

Along with a group of friends, Kumar convinced university officials to 
allow them to start a community garden on a one acre parcel of land on 

With the school garden expanded to 40 eight foot by eight foot plots 
that students rent out for six months at a time, the graduating senior's 
time at school was drawing to a close. He decided to focus his efforts 
on the home he was born in, transforming it into the Growing Home.

Visit the Growing Home website http://thegrowinghome.net/ for more 
information on Rishi and Ro's programs, volunteer opportunities, and 
upcoming classes.


The Growing Home is a garden and educational center located in the 
suburbs of Los Angeles. Formerly just a regular old house in the 'burbs, 
since 2008 The Growing Home has expanded to become a garden, orchard, 
vegetable farm, mushroom farm, and (vermi)compost factory.

Our goal is to provide a space for building community through 
sustainable education. We regularly hold classes on things like 
composting, rainwater harvesting, permaculture, tree pruning, food 
preservation, and vegetable gardening.

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