The Garden

LA Community Gardens Under Attack

Have you ever seen that documentary about the hugest urban community garden in the world that was bulldozed by the city of Los Angeles? It is a real tear-jerker. A truly disturbing film. Guess what? LA is at it again. They are planning to increase the cost per plot for community gardens from $25 to $120 in 2011. What an increase! Los Angeles has also been notorious for pulling up guerrilla gardens. Los Angeles is a fantastic city. I have lived there on and off since we used to visit my grandparents in Alhambra when we were kids. In fact, I went to high school at John Muir in Pasadena, and went to college there as well–despite the crazy excesses of that city, I really like the place.