Wednesday, April 15, 2009

LA Food Bank Vertical Garden

Well, since LA Farm Girl is still recuperating from her surgery last Friday, I thought I'd just post a few photos of the new Master Garden project I am helping with. Last summer students from CAL Poly Pomona, sponsored by Urban Farming installed a vertical garden along a wall in one corner of the Los Angeles Food Bank.
Now, we are replanting all kinds of edibles in hopes that it will continue to flourish. So far we planted tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans, strawberries, and some herbs like basil. It's amazing to see things growing sideways on the wall and its part of a new trend in urban areas to plant where and how there is room.

However, for me, it's super sad that when I drive to the Food Bank and look around the corner at the now empty 14-acre South Central Farm, lack of space was never a problem here, it was lack of concern and understanding. But still I am happy to be involved in such a worthwhile project and if it helps to raise awareness of sustainable food issues especially food "desserts" in our city centers, then I will be happy!

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