Upcoming Community Events

 Hi Friends! 

Thinking about what to do on weekends? Here are some upcoming events!

Monrovia Community Garden
Community Meeting on Saturday, March 22 at Noon
St Luke's on Foothill has generously offered use of their land for possible development as a Community Garden for Monrovia. This would be maintained by the local community and the vegetables and fruits grown there could be used in a variety of ways including health education and distribution to those in need. 

This is very much in the initial planning stages and we would love to have interested members of the community offer input and act as stewards of this project so that it conforms to the needs and aesthetics of Monrovia. This will be our garden and it should express our neighborhood values and character. 

There will be a Community meeting this coming Saturday 3/22 at noon in the parish hall of St Luke the Physician's (122 S. California, on the corner of California and Foothill) for anyone interested in more information or offering input. Refreshments will be provided, though feel free to bring the fruits of your own garden to share. And please feel free to stop by, we'd love to hear from you! 

-Paul Lazear from East Colorado

Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles 2nd Annual Health Fair
Free Health Screenings on Saturday, April 5 from 9 AM -1 PM 


Did You Miss it? March's PitP

You know Life, sometimes, I think you like to make my life miserable. Take my sciatic nerve injury, for example. It's been 4 months since I've had this lingering pain and 1.5 months since I've stopped running. Being an avid runner, this has been one of the most difficult times. But I get it; I was off-balanced.

A similar strike of bad luck hit last month when it was my turn to host PitP. The rain came off and on that morning. I debated showing up at Library Park. The deciding factor was trying to get rid of the abundance of bread I baked.

I'm glad I showed up because people actually came! One PitP member came with hot chocolate and some peppers from her yard while another came with two pots of plants.

The sporadic rain suddenly didn't seem so bad as we stood there chatting away with umbrellas in one hand and food in the other. 

I guess Life is all about balance. It cues us when we need to realign ourselves. It doesn't give the good without the bad.

Life is good.


Did You Miss It? February's PitP

Ideas are great. Putting them into action is even better.

Idea #1: 

I've been wanting to create a page on this blog that archives our monthly meet ups. It's  been two years. I've finally made it happen. The "Did You Miss It?" tab at the top of this page now holds a record of all the past meet ups shown on this blog. Feel free to check it out!

Idea #2:

While archiving the monthly meet ups, I noticed that this blog has quite a number of recipes.  I decided to not wait another two years to implement this idea. Foodies out there: you're welcome. Hit the "Recipes" tab at the top of this page to see what our PitP members have concocted over the years. New recipes are always welcome! Just email us with the recipe and a photo!

Now, on to a recap of February's Pitp!

Sandy's French Vanilla Chai Tea
Normal-looking Lemon

Funky-looking Lemon

Members' Favorite


Did You Miss it? January's PitP

Only California would you get 80 degrees weather when the rest of the country is crying polar vortexes and snow.

However, dry during the daytime and chilly at night doesn't fair well for our gardens either.

But PitP members don't miss a beat. What we lack in produce, we make up in treats and good company.

Popcorn anyone?

Although January's PitP continued to not bring about much variety, the drizzly weather today brings much hope that we'll have better produce for February's PitP this Saturday!

So join the fun this Saturday, February 1st, from 9 am - 11 am @ Library Park (corner of Lime & Myrtle).
Can't wait to see you there!


PitP 2013: A Year in Review

Let's be honest.

You guys are awesome.

Two pats on the back awesome.

Deserve a massage awesome.

PitP 2013 was awesome.





 Here are some highlights of this year's PitP from my lens:


PitP gets more and more amazing each year thanks to all of your awesomeness.

We look forward to sharing more moments in 2014!

See you soon!


Did You Miss It? December's PitP

Rain was in the forecast on the day of December's PitP.
I didn't think anyone would show up.

But perhaps I should have more faith, especially during the holidays.

Little by little, people started trickling in.

Though produce is typically not in abundance this time of the year, many brought things to share.

 Even as the rain started to pour harder, people stuck around to chat.

Thank you,

for your faith when I failed to have mine,

for your generosity each month,

and most of all, for being part of this community.

On behalf of the PitP staff, thank you.

Have a wonderful and warm holiday.


Reminder: Produce in the Park on Saturday, December 7, 2013 (9 am - 11 am)

 I love the holiday spirit at the end of the year. 
Christmas songs are playing.
Gatherings are aplenty.
Smile, laughter, and joy are everywhere.
What better time to bring that spirit to the last Produce in the Park of the year!
Join us this Saturday, whether your produce is in full bloom or gloom.

December 7, 2013
9 AM - 11 AM
Library Park (corner of Lime & Myrtle)

We can't wait to see you there!