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About Us

The  NaturaGrow®  Garden Club was started in December 2014 by five members of SHUMEI AMERICA.  After watching Shumei introduce the Natural Agriculture gardening to over 2,000 women farmers in Zambia, we thought that it would be useful to also introduce Natural Agriculture to people who want to grow healthy vegetables and fruit in their own back yards!

With the relocation of two key Founders to Oregon State, the Founders decided to move the club under the umbrella of YOUTH PUBLICATIONS, INC., a charitable non-profit organization headed by Annie Pierce, one of NaturaGrow's Founders.  This decision made it possible to keep the Club close to many of the current members, as well as Shumei America, and the Hollywood Center.

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We provide our Members with detailed Step-by-step "How To- Videos" for starting, planting, maintaining, and harvesting a delicious Natural Agriculture Garden or Farm! 

We also provide on-site Edible Garden landscaping services, for an additional fee.

Member Benefits

* Textbook - "The Message in a Seed"  

* Natural Agriculture "how-to" videos

* NaturaGrow®  Seed Bank access 

* Seasonal Seeds and a Seed Planting Chart    

* Receive continuous support for managing your garden 

* Planting Support from local members  

* Counseling/coaching from experienced Natural Agriculture farmers/gardeners 

* Invitations to Natural Agriculture conferences and workshops,

* Access to Natural Agriculture foods  made by other Members 

* Optional Certified Training  Classes so that you can sell your garden produce at the local Farmer's Markets

NaturaGrow®'s Mission is to teach and inspire people to share the growing, eating, and health benefits of Natural Agriculture food products throughout the United States and beyond.  We serve and educate individual gardeners, schools, businesses, organizations, and most recently L.A. Parks about the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical connection of all things with Mother Nature, utilizing Natural Agriculture gardening and edible garden landscaping as a catalyst. 

Mission Statement

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Students learned about the
Nutritional Values of  GBOMBS!

NaturaGrow Volunteers Adopt the Augustus Hawkins Nature Park Citrus Tree Garden

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NaturaGrow®  Members, Annie Pierce and Marina Montgomery volunteered in November 2022 to help restore the Augustus Hawkins Nature Park’s Citrus Orchard and Garden Area, which had been abandoned for years after the Staff Caretaker of the Garden retired.  The trees were dying, and the raised beds were all full of weeds.   Now, with the love and care of NaturaGrow®, all of the 30+ Citrus Trees have beautiful leaves and many are growing small baby fruits!  Also, several of the raised beds are growing Romaine Lettuce, Arugula, and Red Swiss Chard that garden visitors are enjoying!

NaturaGrow® plans for the Augustus Hawkins Nature Park to be first of a series of  Edible Gardens and free Gardening Workshops throughout the networks of Los Angeles City and County Parks, teaching children, youth, and adults about the health and wealth benefits of growing their own veggies, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers, using simple Natural Agriculture methods.  However, NaturaGrow® needs the community support to be able to carry out this expansive vision!   Please donate to NaturaGrow®'s parent non-profit Organization, Youth Publications, Inc. to help make this dream become a reality by scanning the handy Qr Code

                               REMEMBER...all of your donations are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!

NaturaGrow® and NaturaCare® Launch
The 30-Day “GBOMBS” Challenge 

On Saturday, July 8th, 2023, NaturaGrow® introduced its Gardening Students to the wonderful world of SPROUTED SEEDS, and all of the nutritional and health advantages of eating Sprouts on a DAILY basis.   This workshop will also give the students the opportunity to have their weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels recorded by one of the NaturaCare® Health Providers for participation in the 30-DAY “GBOMBS” Challenge, where participants will challenge themselves to only eat Fresh Organic Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, and Seeds, and drink water and Herbal Teas for the next 30 Days to significantly improve their health.

Annie Pierce, the  NaturaGrow® and NaturaCare® CEO remarked, ”I was shocked last year when I discovered that the Hispanic community led the entire country in Obesity, High Blood Pressure, and  Diabetes!   It seems that this community doesn’t realize how their traditional and cultural eating habits negatively affect their health, and a similar situation is also true for the African American Communityl!  We want to show these communities how EASY it can be to replace their poor unhealthy diet and eating habits by learning to grow fruits and vegetables using Natural Agriculture methods, and preparing delicious entrees with time-tested healthy recipes.“

The five remaining NaturaGrow® Saturday Workshops, from  July 15th – August 12th, 2023, will continue to be held at the Augustus Hawkins Nature Park, located at 5790 Compton Avenue, Los Angeles 90011, and will focus on both raw and healthy cooked food demonstrations and recipes.
Miss Pierce recalls her weight challenge, “When I discovered that I weighed 170 pounds in 2021, I was devastated because I'm only 5'2", and I had never weighed that much in my entire life!  I immediately started eating more Organic GBOMBS food, drank more water, and purchased a SPROUTING Kit.  Now, I weigh a comfortable 144 pounds, and plan to keep eating, exercising, and resting the way I have been doing for the last 1-1/2 years!  I’m very excited to share my favorite delicious recipes, and healthy lifestyle practices with the Los Angeles Community.”

Youth Publications, Inc., the parent non-profit organization, invites the Greater Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills communities to make tax-deductible donations to enable NaturaGrow® to extend this Workshop Series into a year-round event, and continue to FREELY supply the gardening tools, seeds, and fresh organic ingredients needed each week by the participants.  Tax Deductible Donations can be made at the following link:     To sign-up for the 30-Day “GBOMBS” Challenge, please visit this link:
For more information about Youth Publications, NaturaGrow® and NaturaCare®, visit our websites! ,


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Students of All ages came to learn Natural Agriculture!

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