Recent Streetsblog LA posts about community gardens

“More than Just Food” Looks at Role of Community Services Unlimited in Advancing Food Justice

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“Food is a way in which you can get folks to think critically about their environment,” Lawrence De Freitas, a staff member with South Los Angeles-based Community Services Unlimited, Inc. (CSU), tells researcher and author Garrett Broad in an interview for Broad’s new book, More than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change. [Broad will […]

A Pocket Park Begins to Take Shape in South L.A.

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My, my, what have we here? I pulled up at Avalon and Gage to survey the change happening at what I had always considered a terribly depressing island with great potential. In case you’re not sure what that category of traffic island looks like, here’s the “before” shot: The intersection is one that marks the […]