The Most Surprising Little Urban Farm in L.A. Is on a Mar Vista Side Street

Posted on Oct 19 2017 - 3:52am by UOG


“Walk north past the Mar Vista Post Office along Grand View Boulevard and enter a tree-lined, residential street. Less than a block in, on the street’s west side, you’ll find a red ranch house surrounded by wooden furniture, an elliptical driveway, and a wooden stand with a blackboard menu that reads, “Take as many as you want, leave what you think they’re worth to you.” This is the unlikely setting for Casamor Farm, an urban farmhouse run by Andre Kohler that grows produce on-site on a Mar Vista side street.”


“His corrective mission extends to the wild, where Kohler frequently forages for mushrooms, acorns, nuts, berries, herbs, and flowers. His hunt covers the mountains, but also focuses right here in the city, where he snags fruit, avocados, and lemons. He’ll also “forage” frozen fish from grocery store dumpsters to feed his cats. He even prepares a “dumpster Thanksgiving dinner” prepared entirely from “trash,” a vision that brings to mind the dumpster diving documentary Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story.”

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