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
Check out this nice article about SoCal Guerrilla Gardening and our project in the skid row area of Los Angeles.
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.
The spot for our new guerrilla gardening the skid row area of Los Angeles.
This is our second garden in that part of town.
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.
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
before (after the first plant’s in the ground)
It was a rainy morning after a very wet week but we went out in the rain to plant a few more succulents at the Carson st. Guerrilla Garden. The soil was pretty soaked but it made the digging very easy.
I wasn’t really into working in the mud but Matilda of Biotopia Sustainable Landscaping was here from Sweden and was determined to get in some guerrilla gardening while she is in town. There were a couple plants I had to plant but she talked me , one plant at a time, into planting all the plants we brought.
We had a very light rain for the first half hour and then it stoped altogether making it easier to work in the mud without our rain gear on.
The garden looked great and even though there was just the two of us the work went pretty fast.
All photos Matilda of Biotopia Sustainable Landscaping
Sunday, December 19 · 9:30am – 12:30pm
7208 Carson St, Lakewood, CA on google maps.
This is the same spot we planted a guerrilla garden earlier this year. It’s at the San Gabriel bike trail entrance at Carson st. You can park in the Walmart parking area near the gas station and use the foot trail to get to the spot. If you have a tool you like to work (dig) with please bring it but if you don’t have any don’t worry because there will be plenty of tools to go around. All plants will be supplied by SoCal Guerilla Gardening as this is a full sun – no water location.
This dig started out with just me and Austin and another friend until Tim drove by and asked we needed some help. The next thing I know Tim and his three sons and their neighbor show up helped us plant the newest guerrilla garden in So Cal. We planted 50+ agaves in about an hour.