The blog is BACK!

Students in our 13-week horticultural/entrepreneurial training complete a garden design to present to a neighbor who will host a residential garden.

Students in our 13-week horticultural/entrepreneurial training complete a garden design to present to a neighbor who will host a residential garden.

We've been undergoing a re-brand and website rebuild, and are happy to announce, RootDown's blog is back!  In the meantime, visit RootDown on Facebook to see what we've been up to recently.

Celebrate RootDownLA & Muir Ranch 7.19.14

It’ll be a celebration of summertime with one ton of  S Q U A S H. 10402650_10203243543943066_5531813601588330541_n

Get your tickets on Event Brite  There will be a few words from our Exec Direct Megan Hanson.

You gotta come to this.

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“Sociable Supper”

Farm-to-Table Dinner

Saturday, July 19, 2014    5-8pm

Come eat a locally grown and harvested, sustainable, plant-based supper, while supporting 

Muir Ranch’s summer internships!

Enjoy Plant-Based Cuisine byJennie Cook – Jennie Cooks Catering

 Featuring recipes from Jennie’s Cookbook “Who Wants Seconds?


Aperitifs (A choice of 3)

Citrus Elixir with Camille’s Elderflower Potion

Iced Minted Elixir

Strawberry Lemonade


catalan gazpacho shooters and chubby croutons

potato tacos with muir ranch chard curtido and cilantro crema


sliced tutti frutti tomatoes with muir ranch basil and onions

green salad with grilled summer fruits

quick pickle cucumbers

baguettes and chèvre with fennel flowers and cilantro blossoms


summer slaw with muir ranch chard and…

ratatouille with Mud’s favorite white squash and ranch leeks

delicious bread and zucchini marmalade and roasted elephant squash

stuffed delicata squash with a classic cornbread stuffing


stone fruit crunch and cream

Other details...

PARKING: Behind John Muir High School at 1905 N Lincoln.   Park in rear Student Lot, enter at Canada Ave.


Your tax deductible dinner ticket purchase helps to support our summer internship program at Muir Ranch.

Our goal is to offer fully paid internships to 30 students this Summer.

Each student will earn $600 for 8 weeks of work.

We hope to raise $18,000 to cover the cost of these internships.

Get your tickets now, you don’t want to miss it!

Rising Stars at RootDownLA

It’s a beautiful day when I wake up to an e-mail from the amazing board member, Corinna Gebert, who’s also running The Urban Food and Farming Training with Karen Ramirez - Sundays at our community partners, WeCan.  South LA students and our staff spend four hours of their weekend cultivating skills and friendships that will last a lifetime.  Image

Of course good food was involved!   Here’s a quote from the e-mail –

 “Yesterdays garden day with the volunteers was a success, we made some great progress in Bridgette’s garden, made signs and markers for our residential food garden Program, transplanted plugs and six-packs in the WECAN nursery, showed the visitors from Sonoma State all that RootDownLA is up to, had a fantastic lunch cooked by Andres and Kadeyjah and a great time overall!”

 A little earlier in the week, Andres Chopin planned and executed a BRILLIANT meal for the CD 9 Coalition meeting at Nuevo South tonight. 25 Non-profit Executive Directors were completely impressed with the chicken, meatballs, veggie platter, fruit, cucumbers, hummus and guacamole.Image 1

 The feast had no end.Image 3

THANK YOU!  Andres and Johnny, for pulling this off!

Our kids are making us so very proud!

Posted by Mrs. Cook