The Getty Salad Garden | an installation of organic heirloom vegetables and salad greens
Apr. 22, 2016
The Getty Salad Garden, an installation of organic heirloom vegetables and salad greens growing in graphically rendered raised beds, emerged on the Getty Center grounds from October 2015 to January 2016. Presented as a three way collaboration between the landscape architecture studio Terremoto, the artist and writer Julia Sherman, and the urban agricultural garden company Farmscape, the Getty Salad Garden was conceived as a dynamic platform for conversations and education, and drew together a wide variety of creative voices.
World Landscape Architecture
A Farm on the Roof in the City
Apr. 02, 2016
As the sun begins to inch above the San Francisco skyline on a see-your-breath November morning, farmers and kitchen staff are already moving across the rooftop at STEM Kitchen|Garden, a farm-to-table restaurant topped with an on-site farm.
Providence Restaurant's Rooftop Garden
Dec. 09, 2015
Providence restaurant at 5955 Melrose Ave. is one of many restaurants growing up -- as in to the roof where they garden and then use the fresh ingredients in the Hollywood eatery pictured Dec. 8, 2015.
LA Daily News
Salad-Making Is Performance Art At The Getty In Los Angeles
Nov. 09, 2015
If the Getty Center in Los Angeles is going to treat salad as art, then you can bet iceberg lettuce is not part of the equation. And indeed, from now through January 11, the Salad Garden performance art stage features artists making salads from more than 50 exquisite heirloom herbs, vegetables and edible flowers.
The Salt (NPR)
A salad grows at the Getty Center: Artist Julia Sherman on the roots of her unusual project
Oct. 21, 2015
It's no secret that a number of Getty Center visitors spend little time in the galleries and a lot of it in the photogenic gardens designed by artist Robert Irwin, meandering along the descending tree-lined walkway, through the bougainvillea arbor and around the geometric arrangement of azalea floats hovering over a vast, circular pool.
Grow Your Own Grocery Store: A Beautiful Solution to Food Deserts
Oct. 01, 2015
At Debbie Goldwasser’s home in the San Francisco area, the grass was brown, sacrificed to the drought that’s slowly suffocating California. But, she and her husband wondered, might there be a landscaping alternative both sustainable and practical?
The Daily Beast
3 Things to Know About STEM in Mission Bay
Dec. 14, 2014
The garden was designed by Lara Hermanson (of Farmscape Gardens) and has raised beds arranged in artful patterns, drawing the eye towards the Bay.
In urban farming, a different taste of L.A.
Nov. 12, 2014
It provides work for a local urban farming venture called Farmscape Gardens, whose farmers plant the Jonathan Club's seeds, compost the beds and rotate the crops.
Urban Gardening on the Rise Atop Downtown Los Angeles Skyscrapers
Nov. 12, 2014
Farmscape is a local company that specializes in building urban gardens. Company rep Dan Allen says L.A.'s high-rise rooftops are actually an ideal place for herbs, vegetables and even fruit trees.
ABC Los Angeles
Urban farming takes root in downtown Los Angeles
Nov. 11, 2014
Daniel Allen, CEO of farming company Farmscape, believes more gardens will crop up as developers add rooftop gardens to new condo and apartment buildings.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Oakland plowing a path for urban farming on vacant lots
Oct. 20, 2014
“We can’t feed everyone by doing this, but it’s a start,” said Lara Hermanson, owner of Farmscape, an urban gardening and landscaping company in Oakland.
San Francisco Chronicle
California’s Largest Urban Farming Venture Finds Opportunity in Demand for Local Food
Sep. 22, 2014
Farmscape Gardens is California’s largest urban farming company, bringing edible gardens to residential and commercial customers alike.
Meet Niki Nakayama, One of the World's Only Female Kaiseki Chefs
Aug. 08, 2014
In her modest backyard, with the help of Dan Allen of urban garden design outfit Farmscape, she cultivates Japanese vegetable and herb varietals, as well as other plants, to exacting specifications.
The Wall Street Journal
With in-house gardens, restaurants take 'eat local' movement to the next step
Jul. 28, 2012
The day I came to visit, Daniel Allen was there helping out. He works for Farmscape, a company that builds organic gardens for residential spaces, schools and restaurants.
Farmscape Brings Urban Agriculture to Los Angeles
Jun. 25, 2012
A company called Farmscape is proving that there's enough of an appetite for farming on residential land to turn the proposition into a high-growth business.