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LA City Council Makes It Easier To Grow Vegetables on City Land

Photo: "Ron Finley's famed parkway 'food forest' in South Los Angeles, 2011," which started it all off.

Photo by LAGreengrounds

Article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/blogs/la-city-council-signs-off-on-permit-free-curbside

Photos on Flick'r: http://bit.ly/1GMQjsF

Sent us by Anonymous


Anonymous said...

all good.

more along these lines..


Farming in the Bay: 10 Urban Agriculture Projects in San Francisco

California’s newly signed Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act, which will go into effect on January 1, 2014, provides tax incentives for property-owners who allow urban agriculture to take place on their land

Green Your City program encourages rooftop gardening, composting, and local gardens.

etc etc

Anonymous said...

more good news


Sacramento City Council approves urban farm ordinance

Anonymous said...

lots of good articles here


Anonymous said...

This is Wrong


Seed sharing and seed libraries deemed illegal in many American states

may be considered illegal by some American states.

some states actually including "giving away" in their definition of "selling,"

informal seed swaps and seed libraries are a way to share in the spirit of cooperation, and as a way to preserve the legacy of local plant biodiversity

To apply rules to hobbyists that are designed to regulate commercial operations is a bit mind-boggling

Anonymous said...

just read this, no idea if it is so, but thought it might possibly come in handy


Cinnamon To Root New Plants:

Apply cinnamon to the stem when you are planting a cutting. It will stimulate growth in nearly every plant variety.

No need for those hormone agents. Pour a spoonful of cinnamon onto a paper towel and roll damp stems in the cinnamon.

Plant the stems in fresh potting soil. The cinnamon will encourage the stem to produce even more stems, while helping to prevent the fungus that causes damping-off disease.

Anonymous said...

It's World Naked Gardening Day, beware of the birds --- Who knew? I will "pass"......


"People across the globe are encouraged to tend their portion of the world's garden unclothed as nature intended," the official WNGD website says.

All that's involved is getting naked and making the world's gardens -- whatever their size, public or private -- healthier and more attractive," the site says. "Do it inside your house, in your back yard, on a hiking trail, at a city park or on the streets."

The organizers say the event "runs no unwanted risk." Except maybe giving your neighbour a heart attack or getting stung by a wasp.

Anonymous said...

don't know if you've run in to anyone there who might qualify to apply for this, but sending it on, in case. Lynn



Anonymous said...

The World’s Largest FREE Kitchen Feeds 100K+ People Per Day


Golden Temple to serve 100,000 meals every single day of the year in a kitchen that never closes its doors to those who are hungry. The community kitchen in the temple, also known as the langar, is the largest free kitchen on the planet, and it literally serves up tons of food each week

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