In Arleta, a 5,500 square foot lot was transformed into a collective backyard farm 🥬
Excerpt from the story ⬇️
“The backyard farm was SOW’s first community initiative.
The farm was assembled using second-hand and reclaimed materials that were donated from the community.
When Gomez and her fellow co-owners were filling their cars with manure at Lopez Canyon, they met serendipitously with Steve List, an educator from Sylmar High School. List donated garden bed supplies from the high school to SOW.
The farm contains 11 garden beds growing fruits, vegetables, greens, herbs and flowers. SOW uses sustainable practices to care for their garden, such as the no-till method, drip irrigation, composting and mulching.
“Our goal is to be as sustainable, as frugal, as resourceful as possible, using the resources that we have around us,” Gomez said.”
Photos from a farm beautification day at the .collective in Arleta, Calif., on Saturday, March 12, 2022.