The Garden School Foundation is dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary program of education through garden-based learning in outdoor living classrooms. Turning asphalt into ecosystems, they teach standards-based lessons and cooking classes in the garden classroom and provide educators the tools they need to make school gardens thrive. In short, they’re awesome!
Malibu Compost is working with TreePeople to offset our carbon footprint through planting trees in the Los Angeles area. TreePeople is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the safety, health, and sustainability of our urban environment.
Malibu Compost donated our Biodynamic Bu’s Blend to this one-of-a-kind event designed to give schools and communities the tools they need to build their own sustainable gardens.
A Place Called Home provides at-risk youth with a secure, positive family environment where they can regain hope and belief, earn trust and self-respect and learn skills to lead to a productive lifestyle free of the gangs, drugs and poverty that surround them. As part of this mission, the organization has installed a community garden using Bu’s Blend donated by Malibu Compost.
Malibu Compost partnered with Mud Baron to develop and supply resources to the school garden project at Baldwin Hills Elementary located in Los Angeles.
Malibu Compost donated our Bu’s Blend to the Wonderland Avenue School garden project.
Malibu Compost teamed up with Fox Broadcasting Company, American Idol contestant Tim Urban, and Castle Heights Elementary school students, parents, and teachers to plant trees, flowers, replant and refurbish gardens, and start a worm farm that will be used for composting in honor of Earth Day 2010.
Malibu Compost donated our Bu’s Blend to the Waldorf School of Orange County’s school garden project.
Malibu Compost donated our Bu’s Blend Biodynamic Compost to help Highland Hall’s school garden project get off to a great start! Students got their hands dirty as they laid the foundations for their soon-to-be thriving garden beds!
Magic Gardens is an award-winning Landscape and Nursery company serving the San Francisco Bay Area whose passion is to create innovative and beautiful landscapes. They offer: full service design and building, specializing in inspired landscapes, custom stonework and masonry, and even edible landscaping.
April Palmer Landscape Design specializes in residential landscape planning, design and installation. They bring to each project, regardless of size or scope, a dedication and commitment to creating environments that fulfill their clients’ dreams for their own personal and unique sanctuaries. ALPD is a full service firm that is mindful of the importance of honoring the natural landscape, the architectural integrity of the home, and the responsible use of resources.
The mission of Heart Beet Gardening is to promote food security, sustainable gardening practices, and urban agriculture by enabling households to have their own vegetable gardens. By building and maintaining vegetable gardens for clients Heart Beet gives households independence from the commercial food system and increases accessibility to fresh, organic produce.
Healing Grounds Nursery is one of the first certified organic nurseries on the Central West Coast. They specialize and take pride in producing the finest vegetable and herb seedlings available. The Nursery is also home to Healing Grounds Horticultural Therapy, part of the Transitions Mental Health Program serving clients through Santa Barbara County Mental Health Services. Oscar Carmona developed Healing Grounds Nursery as a way to provide work training and income to adult clients with mental illness.
Tom Stout brings a professional knowledge and expertise to each environment creating magical living spaces. With each design, he envisions a transformation that communicates his client’s lifestyle and personal tastes while incorporating his own distinct originality, inspiration and commitment to our environment. Tom is dedicated to creating beautiful sustainable landscapes through water conservation techniques such as utilizing climate appropriate planting, on-site water capture systems, cisterns, Bioswales, all while utilizing eco-friendly materials. Tom has been featured in HGTV’s airings of “Outer Spaces,” “Ground Rules!,” “Landscapers’ Challenge,” and “Get Out Way Out!”
Buy Local Santa Monica was created by representatives of the Santa Monica business community and the City of Santa Monica to support local businesses and raise awareness of the community, economic and environmental benefits of choosing local first.
The Malibu Garden Club is a non-profit organization whose mission is to aid in the beautification of Malibu, promote civic development and improvement, present scholarships to deserving students of horticulture, landscape architecture or related fields along with creating and promoting goodwill & friendship among local residents.
Demeter® USA is the non-profit American chapter of Demeter International, the world’s only certifier of Biodynamic® farms and products. Biodynamic agriculture goes beyond organic, envisioning the farm as a self-contained and self-sustaining organism. In an effort to keep the farm, the farmer, the consumer, and the earth healthy, farmers avoid chemical pesticides and fertilizers, utilize compost and cover crops, and set aside a minimum of 10% of their total acreage for biodiversity. The entire farm, versus a particular crop, must be certified, and farms are inspected annually. In order for a product to bear the Demeter logo it must be made with certified Biodynamic® ingredients and meet strict processing standards to ensure the purest possible product.
The United States Composting Council (USCC) is a national, non-profit trade and professional organization promoting the recycling of organic materials through composting. The USCC is the only national organization committed to the advancement of the composting industry. The USCC encourages and guides research, promotes best composting practices, establishes standards, educates professionals and the public, and enhances product quality and markets.
The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) is a non-profit organization acting as a professional networking forum, an information clearinghouse and an industry advocate. SBC serves California businesses and individuals working with sustainable products, services and processes. SBC’s goal is to assist our members to improve their profits, enhance their communities, and protect the environment by educating them on the vast opportunities represented by technologies and management philosophies embedded in the global sustainability movement.
The lovely Norma Bonilla teaches her clients how to care for the soil—because you can’t grow anything until you grow your soil. Soilove offers their expertise to homes, businesses, community gardens, school gardens, & non-profit organizations. Growing GARDENS, COMMUNITY, & the LOVE for our SOIL.
Malibu Compost’s outreach program is working closely with the Surfrider on helping to create and sustain a healthy, balanced eco-system in the sub-soil which will translate into tremendous water savings as well as eliminating toxicity in the water table
Malibu Compost has partnered with Woolly Pocket’s School Garden Program to help connect kids to their food. We have donated over 250 bags of our Bu’s Brew Compost Tea in order to participate in the development of outdoor classrooms in schools throughout the US.
Malibu Compost is helping to create biodynamic food boxes which will be donated as a part of the food share program which feeds fifty thousand people a year.
Malibu Compost is honored to be donating 1% of our profits to the Chez Panisse Foundation. Chef Alice Waters established the foundation in 1996 to support public school programs that use food to educate, nurture and empower youth.
Organic Pastures is home to our spokescow Bu! She spends her days grazing in 100% organic pastures on this family-owned and operated raw dairy farm in Central California. Organic Pastures helps supply Malibu Compost with the best quality manure for the foundation of our Bu’s Blend and Bu’s Brew Biodynamic compost products.
Garden Betty writer Linda Ly shares her countless adventures—whether they be in the garden, kitchen, ocean, on a trail, or anything in between. Through her stories and pictures, she hopes to inspire the gardener, betty, homesteader, wanderer, adventurer, joy-seeker and life-lover in all her readers!
Punk Rock Gardens is a community garden. Blog. They dig up stories about gardening and good food while propagating helpful tips about growing in Pennsylvania. They’ll share a crop of cool plant related happenings and introduce you to local gardeners who rock. They also happen to love Malibu Compost. And we love them back.
Darren Butler is a Consulting Arborist, Ecological Designer, Sustainable Landscaping Specialist, and Teacher. He has appeared on radio, television, and in newspapers as an expert arborist. He has taught many courses on gardening, horticulture, sustainability, permaculture, design, and related topics in a wide variety of venues including master gardener courses. He works as a consultant and designer for a variety of clients from celebrities to nonprofit organizations and volunteers hundreds of hours per year primarily to promote sustainable practices and to help low-income people grow and eat more nutritious food.
Cinematographer Quyen Tran is a self-proclaimed food snob. She only drinks loose leaf tea at home and carries over 60 varieties. But, she still loves In & Out burgers, animal style. One time she broke her spice mill making garam masala, so she used a mortar & pestle to finish the job…4 hours later. She recently used Bu’s Blend to revitalize her backyard from a museum of weeds to a thriving organic garden.
The ultimate resource for garden nerds. Are you obsessed with organic gardening, have a thirst for knowledge and a healthy sense of humor? Whether you’re a novice or a garden nerd veteran, there’s a place for you here. We offer organic garden design, classes, consulting and our site is chock full of free tips, information and advice.bi-weekly blog full of info about pests, growing, preservation.
Through her LA Farm Girl blog, Judi Gerber shares urban farm, agriculture, and garden listings, events, pictures, stories, and musings from a city girl in love with farms and who wants to help preserve them.
Helping kids of the Los Angeles Unified School District grow through advocating for and leading the development of school gardens throughout Los Angeles.
Blogger and certified Master Gardener Adriana Martinez believes there’s nothing more punk rock than growing your own food. Though she’s a city girl, she has managed to grow enough food for her whole block in two raised beds and a community garden plot and shares her experience with the world through her blog!
Sherri Akers is a passionate environmentalist who spends both her work and free time on projects with a green focus. She and her husband have spent the last few years reducing their carbon and water footprint and continue to strive to do more – all while sharing what they learn with others through her blog.