Friday, August 15, 2008

Skid Row Garden in the L.A. Times

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

The L.A. Times had a great article on a skid row garden by Cara Mia DiMassa, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer.

"It's the smell you notice first: not the usual scent for this part of downtown, more accustomed to overflowing trash cans, sour urine and the stench of people who have spent too long sleeping on L.A.'s streets.

Instead, it's sweet and green, with a tinge of lavender -- and it comes from the vegetable garden that residents of the Rainbow Apartments planted last week in a most unlikely place: attached to a cinder-block wall of a parking lot off San Julian Street in the heart of skid row."


"We're trying to feed our bodies with better nutrients," Lance Shaw said. "But more than anything, we like getting together."

Link to Urban Farming nonprofit

Link to the article

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