After the success of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps’ Eastmont garden, Los Angeles’ number of community gardens is growing: LACC’s newest and seventh green space is set to sprout in Wilmington and will be ready for cultivation by late spring or early summer. LACC marketing director Kea Duggan said that the organization chose Wilmington because the area is home to a high volume of children under five who lack access to fresh produce. The organization’s Little Green Fingers project, which is funded by First 5 LA, works to “provide healthy living advice and a space for families to get involved,” Duggan said. LACC will also offer workshops in the Eastmont and Wilmington locations that will teach community members how to cook nutritious meals and grow fruits and vegetables.
Photograph courtesy Los Angeles Conservation Corps