SAJE staff went to St. John’s Well Child and Family Center in South Los Angeles for another Dig-In garden project. The mission was to plant healthy fresh edibles and flowers along the parkways of 57th, 55th, and 54th Streets on raised beds.
This time, I interviewed CD 9 Councilman, Curren Price Jr. on the importance of growing healthy gardens in the community. He stated that the future plan for the district is to continue planting more gardens, including outside his own field office in order to prevent diseases like Type II diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. I absolutely agreed with Councilman Price and believe it is necessary to continue growing gardens for a healthier South Los Angeles.
Check out video from the first Dig-In featuring Guerilla Gardener Ron Finley: Growing Healthy Food for South LA!