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Proyecto Jardín: A Garden Grows From Indigenous Roots

June 7, 2012
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Proyecto Jardín has been functioning as a community garden for over 10 years in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Like most East LA neighborhoods, it is common to find liquor stores and fast food chains yet little health-food establishments or fitness centers. A Boyle Heights Beat analysis shows that there is...
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A reflection on Occupy LA’s creative living

December 4, 2011
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A spray-painted whiteboard in front of the library. (Lucy Guanuna / LA Activist)

The Occupy Los Angeles encampment began on October 1st. The encampment, which followed the Occupy Wall Street protests, began as a protest against corporate welfare, and what protesters say is the further marginalization of the poor and middle class. There were more than 500 tents on the lawn surrounding Los Angeles City Hall. It...
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Planting the seeds to an urban Eden

January 11, 2011
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Is it just another garden? Or is it a transition from an unsustainable, industrial culture to a lush, self-sustainable urban space where spirituality, education, nutrition and the reconnection with Gaia thrive? Located in the coroner of a parking lot at the A-warehouse, an art and performance venue in South Los Angeles, is a permaculture...
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Eagle Rock gets free alternative to capitalism

November 16, 2010
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Live old-time music and free goods brought a number of Angelenos in Eagle Rock together on Saturday, Nov. 13, to practice the art of sustainable living in the parking lot of Casa Princesa Café, turned trading post for the LA Freestore. The fundamental idea behind the LA Freestore was to bring what you can...
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