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L.A.’s Oldest Community Garden – In the Throes of Water Wars

Touch the Soil News #1034 (Feature photo – City of Los Angeles (a metro of 13 million people) CCA SA. 4.0 International) Called the San Pedro Mini Farms, the place used to be host to over six acres of plots. The remaining 250 plots (over 4 acres) are connected by a maze of trails, pipes and hoses. Given the warm climate, the garden produces a wide diversity of fruits and vegetables. As the years passed, the availability of water continued to decline. And it’s not just about water availability, but water contamination. Now some gardeners are cannibalizing each other’s water. It is an important story that all gardeners should take…

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