Guerrilla Gardening This Saturday in Long Beach.

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We will be planting a new guerrilla Garden in Lincoln Park downtown Long Beach this Saturday 10-11-2014. SoCal Guerrilla Gardening will supply all the succulents for this new project.  P1020101

There will be enough tools to go around so all you need to bring is a pair of gloves and a bit of energy. P1020104

The plants for the new garden.

new plants for skid row gardens.

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This guerrilla garden was planted with permission at the Volunteers of America in the skid row area of Los Angeles. It’s a very tough spot to garden because it’s a very high foot traffic area with hundreds of homeless people using the gate next to the garden. And people walk through the garden to knock on the window at night beating up plants a bit. The first photo is the garden before we planted anything. The second is this first  planting back in 2012. The third photo is today when we went back to fill in the areas where the plants didn’t hold up. It doesn’t look very good but it’s been on it’s own for 2 years.

New Guerrilla Garden in Skid Row Los Angeles

Well it’s been almost 2 years since we posted anything here but we have been busy gardening just not any “blogging”. After all we’re gardeners not bloggers. The last post was the before shots of this spot. So I thought I’d pick up where we left off with the after photos of this project. We planted this garden May 20th 2012 in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles.

Above is the before and below the after photo.

Our main connection/gardener in the skid row area is Kathleen Mcnenny. She got in touch with SoCal GG about a few spots in her neighborhood. This was the third garden we planted together.  Check out her new website industrial district green

Guerrilla Garden Planting this Sunday 5-20-2012

We’re putting in a new guerrilla garden in Los Angeles.

628 s San Julian, volunteer of America,

This Sunday, May 20th at 9am. It’s a little spot that should not take to much time.

SoCal GG will supply all the plants and there will plenty of tools.

So you’ll just need some gloves.

Parking looks VERY limited on this street.

But I think you can park on around the corner on 7th.

2nd Guerrilla Garden in the Skid Row area of L.A.

The spot for our new guerrilla gardening the skid row area of Los Angeles.

This is our second garden in that part of town.

After

Talking with Katherine about the layout of the plants.

Ralph saw us gardening and joined in. He is a professional and knows tons about plants and landscaping.

Katherine and General Jeff enjoying the finished garden.

The plants should fill in quickly and we’ll most likely be gleaning cuttings from this spot next year.

New Guerrilla Garden in Skid Row area of L.A.

The before photo of the new guerrilla garden spot in the skid row area of downtown Los Angeles with the skyscrapers in the background. I got an email from Katherine McNenny asking if SoCal GG would like to be involved in this garden. Of course I said “YES!”.

General Jeff“The Mayor of Skid Row” looks pretty happy with the plant selection.

General Jeff planting a nice big Aloe nobilis

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