It's time to start cool season seeds such as arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chard,  cilantro, fennel, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, and spinach.  

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Kids Gardening Workshop August 22

Grow Your Own

Highlighted Non-Profit for August:

School on Wheels

Tutor training is starting soon for the fall semester. Check out to see if you wish to help this non-profit tutor homeless children living in Los Angeles. You can also volunteer to pack school supplies at their learning center. 


We organize and promote volunteer projects that individuals of all ages can participate in.  Our activities include a school supplies drive for School on Wheels, a toy drive, beautification projects at local schools  and serving dinner to homeless clients of Turning Point Transitional Housing.

         Little Free Library

 A gardening workshop for kids will start at 1:00 pm. at the Pacific Palisades Library patio and end at 3:00 pm.

It will be given by Marie Steckmest of Palisades Cares a UCCE Master Gardener and  the garden teacher at Marquez Charter School.

Activities include: planting cool season seeds and seedlings, decorating pots, seed saving of flowers, vegetables and native plants. Recipes dealing with some of these vegetables will be handed out. RSVPs to will be appreciated


Last year's 4th grade Girl Scout troop at Marquez Charter School has completed their Little Free Library project.  It is on the corner of Jacon and Marquez. The girls built and decorated the library and then stocked it with books. Palisades Cares was happy to team with the girls by providing funds donated to us by the Pacific Palisades Women's Club for the project.




The annual Palisades Cares' school supplies drive for School on Wheels is August 7-22. New school supplies can be dropped off at Benton's, CVS, Palisades-Malibu YMCA and Regal Cleaners. School on Wheels,, is a LA non-profit that provides one on one tutoring for homeless children. A detailed list of desired supplies can be found at

​Please contact us at if you'd like to help deliver the supplies to the School on Wheels learning center.