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With the sound of busy free-ways near by, this community gathers at the Boyle Heights Urban Garden to find peace and relaxation.  At the Mott Street Urban Farm, there is a school garden, and room for community members to garden in their own plots. People of all ages, and all income levels come together to do one thing. Take back control of their food source. “The...

This post/content/images are from berkeleyside.com A sign outside the garden tells when there’s produce being given away. Photo: Alix Wall by Alix Wall/Bay Area Bites Whenever UC Berkeley student Sara Cate Jones has felt the blues coming on, she’s relied on the same remedy: she goes to the student garden on the corner of Walnut and Virginia streets and picks herself...

I’ve arrived safe and sound in Los Angeles. Now I have lots to do to get my balcony garden set-up. It’s a much bigger space than the fire escape garden that I had in New York. I’m working with a 13×4 space, plus some areas for possible hanging planters. Not sure if I’ll be able to use the soda bottles though. I’m going to find out where I can get 5-gallon containers so that I can make the self-watering containers. I brought all of the copper pipe for the containers with me. I’ll likely hit up the...