In a city of increasingly scarce land, the Los Angeles Neighborhood land Trust has a track record of ushering community gardens and other public health resources in low-income communities.
Trish Popovitch shares details about the work of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, "a nonprofit organization that identifies underutilized space in a 475-square miles area in and around Los Angeles, and transforms it into green space for urban agriculture and community recreation projects."
"Since its inception, the Trust has fostered the development of 18 inner-city urban agriculture projects, with 11 projects in development," writes Popovitch, including a recent project that constructed "a food forest and community garden combination with child-centered programming in the unincorporated area of West Athens."
The article goes on to detail some of the local and bureaucratic tricks that make their work possible.
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