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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  1. [...] It’s important to point out that you should contact the property owner before making any changes to their landscaping. (Especially when you consider all of the hard work you’re looking to put into it.) By obtaining permission before hand you avoid having hours of hard work and money wasted. (Imagine doing the work, and the next day having a professional landscaping company coming in and replacing everything) While Guerrilla Gardening’s roots are in doing things without permission, it’s better to be safe than sorry. By establishing a group of committed gardeners and having a solid reputation with the community you could even be invited to take over spaces like this SoCal group was for a space in skid row. [...]

  2. General Jeff

    On behalf of the Skid Row community, I would like to publicly acknowledge Socal Guerilla Gardening and say “Thank You” for their efforts to help us beautify our severely neglected neighborhood. It was a fabulous outing and I learned a lot about the history of guerilla gardening as well as various planting techniques that will stay with me forever.

    Scott was a delight to work with and I look forward to doing more beautification projects in the future, especially more in Skid Row!

    -General Jeff, “Mayor of Skid Row” October 2011

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