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The Norman Harriton Community Garden is currently comprised of an eclectic mix of households united by their love of organic gardening and a strong sense of community. The garden was founded in 2000 by the late Norman Harriton at the suggestion of Adam Weisman. Norm's determined leadership transformed a thicket of weeds into a bounty of organic vegetables. 

The Garden is a joint venture between Lycee International de Los Angeles (LILA)  and the Franklin Hills Residents Association.  There are bylaws that govern membership. Currently the  elected garden co-coordinators are:
Mia Trachinger and Joni Eckley.
  To learn more about the community garden, or to get on the list for  your own garden plot, please e-mail us at.

FHRA community leader Norman Harriton, founder of the Franklin Hills Community Garden,  passed away on May 18, 2004 after a painful battle with pancreatic cancer. Norm lived in the Franklin Hills through six decades and will be remembered not only for the determination that changed a weed infested field into a lovely productive community asset but for his many other services to our community and most of all for his wisdom and gentle nature.

Services for Norman were  held on Saturday, May 22nd, at the Church of the Recessional, Forest Lawn in Glendale. In lieu of commercial flowers, Norm’s widow Monique mentioned “flowers from your own garden or a donation to a charity of your choice including the FHRA Community Garden.”

Norm will be lovingly remembered in the seeds, soil and sweat he invested in the Franklin Hills Community Garden.
1925 - 2004

In 2000 Norm saw beyond the neglected, weedy field and pushed his dreams to create a neighborhood asset