KCET / July 23, 2015
Imagining a Network of Native Plant Nurseries for the LA River
One key feature in every Los Angeles River-adjacent project is the use of native plants. It's a good feature, but hardly anyone ever stops to wonder, "Where does Los Angeles get all those plants?" It turns out, sometimes those native plants are shipped from San Diego, or even as far as Oregon. It's native, in a sense, but not really.
"We need to be creating a viable, native source, locally collected native plant material intead of farming it out to these other areas," says Kat Superfisky... read full story
KPCC / May 14, 2015
Taking out your lawn? How to choose what to do next.
More Southern California homeowners are tearing out their traditional grass lawns and replacing them with drought-tolerant yards. Lawn removal incentives have made it more affordable for homeowners who want to save water... read full story
2015 - 2016
Grown in LA presented at a series of LA River Cooperation Committee Meetings.
Grown in LA presented about the importance of growing natives with food at the Los Angeles Urban Agriculture Summit.
Grown in LA helped coordinate a Corporate Earth Day Workday for FedEx at Debs Park in Los Angeles.
Grown in LA presented at the Council for Watershed Health's Enhancing Urban Biodiversity Conference in Los Angeles.
Grown in LA worked with the National Park Service to provide plants for Lani Trock's Art Installation in Culver City at the Tappan Collective.
Grown in LA participated in The Rockefeller Foundation's and City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office's LA River Resiliency Academy, as part of the 100 Resilient Cities initiative.
Grown in LA presented on a panel about "The Future of the Los Angeles River - Impacts of Alternative 20" at the American Planning Association California Chapter's Conference in Pasadena with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Friends of the Los Angeles River, The Nature Conservancy, and City of Los Angeles RiverWorks Office.