The Growing Home

Diamond Bar, CA
A demonstration ecological suburban home 

About the Home

The Growing Home is a suburban demonstration project of The Growing Club, and since 2011 has served as an educational center, model of sustainable living, and urban farm located in Diamond Bar, CA (suburbs of Los Angeles). The Growing Home seeks to inspire others to re-think, re-imagine, and re-generate the suburban landscape to build a green & sustainable future. Learn more about The Growing Home below, and check out upcoming classes, workshops, and free videos at The Growing Club website.


The Growing Home began as a simple home garden in 2009, with the idea that the easiest way to change the world is to start in your own life. At that time, our founder, Rishi Kumar, had become concerned about the food available in stores, the affect industrial agriculture was having on American society, and the immense amount of pollution and waste created by large-scale farming. His first step was to create a small backyard garden, which would provide a good selection of fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs. After the success of the first garden, he decided to remove their entire lawn to make more room for food plants in 2009. In 2011, The Growing Home officially opened as an educational demonstration site.

Since 2011, the mission and goals of The Growing Home have shifted several times. Initially, the goal was to grow as much food as possible. Since then, we have come to understand that the role of an urban farm should not be to simply grow food, but to inspire, educate, and enrich our community through the research and development of ideas, tools, and models which can create and develop sustainable communities of the future. In search of our goal, The Growing Home strives to be a community resource where ideas can be created, developed, and exchanged. 

The Growing Home is continually being added to, modified, and adapted. We strive to create a low-cost model to effectively retrofit the suburban tract home into an urban ecosystem, where multitudes of life forms can live harmoniously and abundantly.

Features of The Growing Home

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Perennial Vegetables available from our Nursery