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Grants for Community Beautification Gardens Available in Los Angeles

Food security is a growing concern in urban areas. Urban Farming and Los Angeles Community Beautification are bringing vertical gardening, urban agriculture and urban food production to Skid Row and community gardens around the city.

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Vertical gardens and urban gardens -- including community gardens -- are ramping up across the city in Los Angeles. New community gardens are in progress in Hollywood, Silver Lake, Topanga Canyon, near the USC Campus and in Northridge.

Nonprofits such as Urban Farming, as well as the LA Department of Public Works are gearing up to make fresh food more accessible.

The Community Beautification Grant of the City of Los Angeles, Board of Public Works, Office of Community Beautification has been awarding grants since 1998. The staff has a special knowledge of the people, organizations and neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Grants for Urban Farming Gardens

Urban Farming has a well-known sponsor interested in paying the costs to develop five (5) 20' x 20' (400 square ft) produce-bearing gardens in Los Angeles that can be secured for at least two years, with a goal toward becoming sustainable through initial and ongoing community members and group involvement.

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Suggested Garden Locations: Community center grounds; Parks; City lots; University/College campus; Faith-based organization sites that accept other community member involvement and also those that are non-denominational. (this is for community sites, rather than elementary/middle/high school locations)

Please contact: Meg Glasser for further information.; 646.726.1563;

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