Thursday, April 10, 2008

Plant a F.L.A.G. (Farmlab Agbin Garden)

This a photo of the park when it was "Not a Cornfield" Just a quick post to let you all know about a great project at Farmlab in downtown LA this weekend. It's called F.L.A.G. (Farmlab Agbin Garden) and they are going to be planting a temporary public garden at the Los Angeles State Historic Park (the site of their former Not a Cornfield).

This garden is in "agbins" (large planters recycled from the citrus industry) and will be on site for 6 months and volunteer gardeners will be encouraged to participate to maintain them.

The event is on Sunday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to Noon and Farmlab will be planting the first four units of this temporary garden. The public is welcome to attend and they are also looking for volunteers to take responsibility for sets of agbins as the garden expands.

This is part of a four-part exhibition at Farmlab with the subject being seed. They plan on giving some of the products from this communal garden to those in need and the seed will become part of a community seed bank. Contact Jamie Lopez Walters, Farmlab Agriculturist for more info.,

Los Angeles State Historic Park is located at 1245 N. Spring St., right near Chinatown, less than a block away from the Chinatown Gold line Station and Farmlab is located just across the street.

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