Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 16, 2013

Wildflowers Replace Urban Ugliness In L.A.

Takepart wrote about Wildflowering L.A , a project in Los Angles County to plant native wildflowers in open, underused plots of land in churches, front yards, schools. Native wildflowers including California coastal poppies, bluebells, and purple needlegrass have been planted in 50 locations through Los Angeles county.  The sites are 500 square feet to an acre and the goal is bring awareness of native flora to the region and show what the landscape looked like before development and industrialization.  Los Angeles Nomadic Division, a nonprofit art that curates site-specific contemporary art projects, and the Theodore Payne Foundation, an organization that promotes preservation of California native flora are both participating in the project

Read more at: Unpaving Paradise: This City Is Using Wildflowers to Fight Urban Blight | TakePart.


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