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Meet Fountain Community Gardeners

Meet Fountain Community Gardeners
It was a hot Saturday morning in Hollywood when I arrived in the residential neighborhood where Fountain Community Garden is located. The vibrant green that saturated the lot stood out between the houses and apartment buildings. I stepped from concrete to dirt as I entered the garden and made my way through the plots to the back where I met Alex Alferov, the garden manager. Joining Alex were Laura Guzman and Jessica Tarr, two members of Fountain’s steering committee. We…

Meet Don Francisco at the Stanford Avalon Community Garden

Meet Don Francisco at the Stanford Avalon Community Garden
               It was 7:00 am on a Saturday morning, and I was sitting with Don Francisco under his little open hut to avoid the early morning sun and share some freshly cut pepinos from his garden with tajín and lime juice. We were in the Stanford Avalon Community Garden, an eleven city block-sized garden with 206 plots, located in the South LA community of Watts, between liquor stores and corner markets, abundant in sodas…

Meet LA Green Grounds Teaching Garden at Good Earth Community Garden

Meet LA Green Grounds Teaching Garden at Good Earth Community Garden
                                             It’s summer in Los Angeles and if you enjoy gardening, you’ll understand that mornings are the ideal time to get to work. If you make your way to Mid-City, you’ll find LA Green Grounds Teaching Garden located next to Good Earth Community Garden. This small gem is a staple tool in building a strong and fruitful community. The…