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FREE Gardening Workshop on The Farm!

January 10, 2017

A core focus at Fairplex is to provide a wealth of learning opportunities for our diverse community. One of the ways we do this is through educational programs, like our upcoming gardening workshop! Learn backyard composting, water-savvy gardening, worm composting and grass cycling. This workshop is being offered by the Los Angeles Smart Gardening Program.…

INFOGRAPHIC: Staying Green on The Farm

November 29, 2016

We take sustainability seriously at Fairplex, especially on The Farm. Our five-acre urban farm is home to animals, specialty crops, dinners, field trips and more. Here are some of the ways we stay green on a year-round basis:

Farm Fall Harvest

November 16, 2016

Our crops change with the seasons, and our Farm fall harvest is looking bright and colorful! Our Anna apples are ready to be picked and enjoyed by our guests and employees. We also have persimmons! We’re currently using the traditional Japanese method of drying these, which will take about 3-4 weeks to complete. Our olives…

Fairplex Embraces Aquaponics System

October 26, 2016

Aquaponics System at The Farm We love The Farm at Fairplex. Besides being one of the most peaceful places on our grounds, this place is LIFE and constantly changing. We’ve shown you the crops, the lovely animals and now we want to explain the purpose of our aquaponics system. Aquaponics combines aquaculture (the raising of…

Fairplex Snapshot: Baby Quails at The Farm

October 11, 2016

Have you met our newest Farm at Fairplex residents? In addition to our rabbits, chicken, koi fish and turtles, we are now proud owners of eight baby quail! These little guys have an entire section of the barn to themselves, where they eat, run, hop and occasionally fly all day long. Our volunteers have handled…

Fairplex Snapshot: The Farm Road

August 1, 2016

Farming happens 24/7 at The Farm, but during the LA County Fair, we add an extra heap of energy to the normal urban farm life. The Farm Road, for instance, becomes a colorful, dynamic tapestry of Fair treats and entertainment.   Guests can say hello to the Budweiser Clydesdales, take a peek into popular circus…

Urban Farming: Meet the Animals

July 25, 2016

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you know we have slowly but surely brought in animals to live with us on our newly expanded Farm! Take a look at how our residents are doing: Rabbits We house a number of these furry little friends (and have witnessed them giving birth to several litters!)…