Lara's interest in gardening began during her childhood in Chicago when she worked on her own backyard urban farm. After that she worked at Vital Zuman Sustainable Farm in Malibu before joining Farmscape in 2010. Since then, Lara has installed more than 100 urban farms and created Farmscape's school garden program. She is a Board Director for the Studio City Farmers' Market and is studying Project Management at UCLA. In her spare time Lara teaches yoga and meditation.
It’s summer break! We at Farmscape love summer break because we get to see your kids out at the farm and hear their takes on nature, gardening, and as you will read below, chicken hairstyling. This week I went to talk to Trinity who cares for the garden, 2 silkie chickens, and one rooster. Read the interview below to hear about Trinity’s urban farming life in Los Angeles.
If you’re a homeowner, you’ve put some blood, sweat and tears into maintaining your landscape. By the end of summer lawns are sucking up all the water and fertilizer they can get and still look patchy and dry here in Los Angeles. And speaking of the water, the bill seems to get higher every year. Thankfully, there is an alternative to this escalating expense.
Adding a vegetable garden and hardscaping to your yard can go far towards reducing your water bill. You are making a safe investment in your home and increasing the value. Finally, your landscaping budget will be working double duty, providing high quality food in addition to looking beautiful.