SEVEN OF LA’S FINEST URBAN FARMERS
os Angeles is an ideal city for urban agriculture. Here you’ll find lots of people, space, and sunshine. With four million people, LA is the second most concentrated city in the country. Spread across 469 square miles LA is a vast city with ample vacant lots and untouched areas for potential use. And due to its Mediterranean climate, LA stays at a consistent 70 degrees Fahrenheit with mild seasons and plentiful sunshine, making it a great place to grow. In addition to these draws, LA has seen increasing government support for urban agriculture. Due to strong community interest, municipal policies were updated recently to facilitate the development of urban agriculture projects throughout the city.
The urban agriculture community in LA is robust, and continues to grow stronger. This article highlights seven urban farmers who are leading the way to a healthier, happier, more sustainable city.
These folks are the backbone of the urban agriculture movement in Los Angeles. Their stories provide a good benchmark on the variety of ways that everyone can participate in the world of locally and sustainably grown food. To learn more, or to meet these and other urban farmers, please join Andrew Blume on September 13 for the LA Clean Tech Incubator (LACI) Food & Ag Cluster Meeting. This event will provide you the chance to be inspired and have your questions answered. We hope to see you there.
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