After eight years of teaching English abroad, I decided to come back home to LA to help improve my community. I think urban agriculture is a good option, especially with Afro-Americans because we have a complicated past with farming American soil. So, I am trying to implement what I have learned at Venice Learning Garden & Crenshaw Community Garden in my grandma’s backyard. Only time will tell. Ojalá

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First day work

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winter cover crop- sprouted lentil beans on a semi-raised plot (there was a shed on this land for about 25 years, so I’m not sure how good the soil is)

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California native flower seed mixture

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having some success with seedling. Hope the transplant goes well.

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