‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world

LA is the poster child for bad planning. While there are probably worse cities in the US, we’ve certainly got our work ahead of us here.Which is why I’m asking all of you for a favor. A local elementary school near our house on a ugly stretch of Sunset Blvd. is applying for a grant to create a garden and do some traffic calming. The grant is vote based and here’s the link:


The grant would provide $25,000 towards replacing a parking lot with a garden.

Why this is important

Yes, it’s a bit annoying to fill out the form, however I think that this particular project would be a shining example of how to turn what is essentially a traffic sewer into a place for PEOPLE. Even if you don’t live here, my hope is that this garden will inspire others across the country. If we can make it happen here we can make it happen everywhere. The deadline is June 14th, so act soon.

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  1. Wow, what a great idea. I’ve voted and am glad to see you’ve put this on your FB so I can forward to my gardening peeps here in Sacramento. Good luck!

  2. How do you balance “all water must be pretty much imported” with “public garden”?

    Every time I visit LA, I scratch my head, as I hear the state is outta water… and everything looks like it’s watered twice a day.

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