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Tweet  In Part IV, meet Sarah. She is a master gardener, formally the manager of the Homegirl Cafe veggie garden.  She loves gardening and loves working in an environment where people are grateful and the garden is plentiful. If you enjoyed this story, please comment below and visit the Homeboy Industries website to learn more. […]

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Tweet  In Part III, meet James. He experienced 12 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Homeboy Industries has helped him start over after receiving his freedom when the case was thrown out. If you enjoyed this story, please comment below and visit the Homeboy Industries website to learn more. Past videos […]

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Tweet  In Part II, Meet Glenda, formerly incarcerated but now a master gardener whose life is blossoming. As she says, “It feels good to grow your own stuff.”  She takes care of the garden as part of her job at the Homegirl Cafe. She’s been there for four years so far and her life is […]

TweetHomeboy Industries was founded by Father Greg Boyle in 1988 to provide a place where at-risk youth, former gang members and recently incarcerated men and women start anew.  There are many aspects to Homeboy Industries from the Homegirl Cafe and garden, a retail shop, the Homeboy Bakery, tattoo removal, counseling, legal services, job training and […]

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Asparagus has a reputation for being a difficult crop, but it just requires a little patience. Watch this video to get the skinny on this delicious vegetable.

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In this video, Christy Wilhelmi of Gardenerd.com shares with UrbanFig her trick to protecting young seedlings from birds and caterpillars.

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Tweet Number of Years Urban Gardening: 2.5 Favorite Thing To Grow: Lettuces and Greens Favorite Thing to Cook From the Garden: Green Chard Favorite Garden Recipes: Green Smoothie Urban Farming Location: Los Angeles, CA Gardening Advice: Just get started gardening. I met up with Mike Lieberman at his apartment in Los Angeles. The first thing […]

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