PARK(ing) Day LA 2011: Streets are for the People

PARK(ing) Day LA 2011: Streets are for the People

Cities around the world will be greener at least for one day with the return of PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 16th. What started as a modest experimental urban intervention in 2005…

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Grab your Paddle for a Trip Down the LA River

Grab your Paddle for a Trip Down the LA River

Hosted over a series of six weekends spanning August and September, each of the two-and-a-half hour river tours will be spearheaded by the non-profit organization, Friends of the Los…

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Chinatown-Cornfields Development is an Incredible Recreational Area for the LA River Master Plan

Chinatown-Cornfields Development is an Incredible Recreational Area for the LA River Master Plan

An ambitious riverfront recreation space, the Chinatown-Cornfields is just one of twenty major opportunity areas identified by the Los Angeles River Master Plan. The proposal for this…

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Five Farming Initiatives For Healthy Living in Los Angeles

Five Farming Initiatives For Healthy Living in Los Angeles

The Urban Farming Food Chain Project grows living walls in four locations in downtown Los Angeles. Managed by Green Living Technologies and Emslie Osler Architects, the walls grow…

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TOP 5 AWESOME LOS ANGELES BOTANICAL GARDENS

TOP 5 AWESOME LOS ANGELES BOTANICAL GARDENS

The end of summer is near and there are plenty of outdoor attractions still left to see! Squeeze in a last minute SoCal vacation and check out the natural beauty of the area's unique…

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Dramatic Views of LA Seen from the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Dramatic Views of LA Seen from the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Due to the building’s budget constraints, the California State Parks made no effort to pursue LEED certification, however the implementation of sustainable concepts were incorporated…

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Farmscape: Bringing the Farm to You

Farmscape: Bringing the Farm to You

Are you a lover of fresh locally grown produce who secretly longs to have their own home garden? Do you suffer from a lack of time, or just a plain lack of a green-thumb? Farmscape…

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California State University's Fullerton Arboretum is an Oasis for Scholars and the Community

California State University's Fullerton Arboretum is an Oasis for Scholars and the Community

With its diverse plant life, the Arboretum is the centerpiece of the university's ecological and horticultural education as well as its history. Species are divided into various gardens…

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The Huntington Botanical Gardens House an Encyclopedic Collection of Desert Plants

The Huntington Botanical Gardens House an Encyclopedic Collection of Desert Plants

Spanning over 120 acres and featuring more than a dozen specialty gardens including a Palm Garden, a Shakespeare Garden, a Subtropical and Jungle Garden, the Huntington Botanical…

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Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Two For the Price of One!

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Two For the Price of One!

The LA Zoo and Botanical gardens are located within the enormous Griffith Park. Spreading over 4,300 acres, Griffith is one of the largest and most famous parks in the country and…

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