MonthMay 2016

L.A. Weekender: Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2016

The long weekend is here and many of you already have BBQs, picnics and vacations planned, but for those of us who are staying local, here are a few things happening around LA: Mission Circuit Dog Show (All Weekend): The Mission Circuit Dog Show will be at Fairplex all weekend long! Competitions will finish on…

Thoughtful Thursday: iCan Shine Bike Camp

May 26, 2016

Exciting news! The iCan Shine Bike Camp is coming to Fairplex this summer! iCan Shine works with children and adults whose special needs make it challenging for them to master recreational activities like biking. Each day campers will receive 75 minutes of instruction over the course of five days — more than 80{13e0898fe91ab02b80dd55b375775209b289a6340ed758532b2434d5d9d0e62c} of riders…

Welcome to the CDC Garden

May 24, 2016

Our five-acre urban farm provides food for the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and serves as a classroom for our agriculture classes, but it’s not the only place where crops are grown on campus. Our Child Development Center (CDC) has its own special garden, tucked into a corner of the playground. It is here that students learn…

2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition Recap

May 23, 2016

The 2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition has come to a close — all that’s left is seeing who won what. We want to give a special thank-you to all our judges who wined (and dined!) with us last week. We had a wonderful time hosting and seeing everyone have fun. The competition started with…

L.A. Weekender: All over town

May 20, 2016

Fairplex will be fairly quiet this weekend but there’s plenty going on in our surrounding communities! 48th District Schools Agriculture & Nutrition Fair (May 21): The Ag Fair is wrapping things up on Saturday but there’s still time to visit! Say hello to the animals, check out educational exhibits from nearby schools and try the…

Urban Farming: Fairplex Hydroponics

May 19, 2016

Growing an urban farm like ours takes a little creativity and a lot of agricultural know how. Thankfully we have plenty of both! While the majority of our crops are grown traditionally, we practice many farming techniques. We covered vertical farming in a couple months back and now we’re taking a look at our hydroponics…

Fairplex Snapshot: #LAWineComp 2016

May 18, 2016

The Los Angeles International Wine Competition kicked off this morning! This is the biggest of all our Los Angeles International Competitions and our judges have their work cut out for them. Stay tuned for updates tomorrow!

A Walk Through The Ag Fair

May 17, 2016

The 48th District Schools’ Agriculture & Nutrition Fair is setting up shop at Fairplex this week! This year’s theme is Let It Grow, and student submissions have lived up to the theme handsomely. Each exhibit teaches you how the elements of agriculture (water, plants, bees, dairy etc) plays a significant role in our everyday lives.…