Help Needed for the Backyard Gardening Project

Posted on Jun 4 2010 - 3:39am by Mike Lieberman

I knew that in coming to LA that I would be able to have the balcony garden and was hoping to expand beyond container gardening into actual soil and land.

Luckily, I’ve been able to get access to a huge (at least it’s huge to me) amount of backyard space thanks to David, a friend of Anita. He has offered up his backyard in Reseda to start gardening and growing food in. David ain’t my Gram, but his backyard is definitely bigger than hers.

As of right now the space is completely overridden with weeds. When I checked it out, besides the weeds, it looked to be growing cinder blocks, soccer balls and dead animals. Not the best of growing conditions.

This will definitely be a huge undertaking of a project, especially for someone who hasn’t ever done anything like this before. That didn’t stop me when I first started my fire escape garden, but that was successful. It certainly ain’t gonna stop me now either.

I have the big picture of what the project is going to look like in my head, but there’s lots to be done to get to that point.

This entire project will be too much for me do entirely by myself. I’ll have David, Anita and Eugenie (David’s girlfriend) to help me out, but I’m also looking for people that are interested in getting involved.

It’ll be a great way to learn, meet new people, build community and grow some fresh organic produce. This will be some truly old school type isht. People getting together to grow food.

The details of what will be involved and what you’ll get (besides fresh organic produce) still needs to be worked out, but at this point I want to gauge who is interested.

If you or anyone you know is interested at this point, please fill out the form below, and I’ll contact you. More details on this to come.