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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:57:24 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Fellowship Garden of Love, Willowbrook, Los Angeles, California
DTSC Grant Helps Bring Communal Garden to South Central Los Angeles

California Department of Toxic Substances Control
June 17, 2017

At only .18 acres in size, the property in the Willowbrook section of Los Angeles is small. But the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) knows from experience that big things often come in small packages, and was commi ed to helping turn the rectangular-shaped plot of vacant land into one of Los Angeles’ communal gardens.

An $86,230 sub grant from DTSC helped the non-pro t Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust create the Fellowship Garden of Love at Holmes, consisting of a garden and park. The sub grant came through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brown elds Revolving Loan Fund Grant. Los Angeles County donated the land, and First 5 LA contributed $110,000.

More than 3,000 people within a half-mile from the park live below the poverty line. “The site is an important fresh food development hub,’’ said Mark Glassock, director of special projects at the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust. “Unlike other community gardens that are open to members, fresh fruits and vegetables may be planted and harvested by anyone in the community.”


For the entire release, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042
Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 

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