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UCLA Volunteer Center

The logo has an orange flower next to the words "Arlington Garden in Pasadena" Arlington is in orange text, "Garden in" is in green text, and "Pasadena" is in purple text.

Date: May 21, 2022

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM (Transportation to and from UCLA campus is provided)

Arlington Garden is a volunteer-built community habitat garden in Pasadena that features natives and other Mediterranean-climate plants. This garden is not only friendly to people and pets but also serves as a refuge for Pasadena’s native fauna. Birds, bees and butterflies are particularly abundant and can be seen throughout the year. Over the years, the mission of the garden has evolved to include promoting urban wildlife habitat and demonstrating the use of regenerative gardening techniques, which include refraining from the use of herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers.

Volunteers will assist in building raised planting beds to prevent water runoff and increase catchment on a terraced slope. Arlington Garden exclusively uses regenerative agriculture practices, hence volunteers will learn more about regenerative gardening whilegardening! Other tasks might include mulching and preparing native plants in the garden for the hot summer months.