Tag: Hancock Park Garden Club

As in Paris, a micro-forest sprouts in Griffith Park

As in Paris, a micro-forest sprouts in Griffith Park

| July 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

There is a Chinese proverb that posits, “When is the best time to plant a tree?” And it answers, “20 years ago. Or today.” Volunteers with the Los Angeles Parks Foundation and the conservation committee of the Los Angeles Zoo took the proverb to heart on June 19, planting 145 indigenous trees and shrubs to […]

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Building a better forest — outsized outcomes in tiny spaces

Building a better forest — outsized outcomes in tiny spaces

| June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

As we grapple with pollution, climate change, soil erosion and threats to biodiversity, we should remember a lesson every child learns in elementary school: trees are good for the planet. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, as quoted on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website, “In one year a mature tree will absorb […]

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Front yard regains its former glory, with masks, of course

Front yard regains its former glory, with masks, of course

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ah, the great outdoors. Nothing like a pandemic to make you crave some fresh air and time in nature. And friends. All of these forces combined have elevated the oft-neglected front yard to its earlier prominence. Laura Dine Million and her husband Mike Million and son watched from their front porch on Wilton Drive as […]

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Whether for comfort or sustenance, ‘victory gardens’ are flourishing

Whether for comfort or sustenance, ‘victory gardens’ are flourishing

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

In both World Wars I and II, Americans were encouraged to plant gardens as an act of patriotism. These “war gardens” or “victory gardens” were meant to supplement the food supply and leave more for the soldiers valiantly fighting abroad. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture estimates that more than 20 million victory gardens were planted […]

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Front yards the subject of Garden Club’s new study

Front yards the subject of Garden Club’s new study

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Front yards are a significant part of the ambiance of the single-family residential neighborhoods in and around Hancock Park. As explained at a mid-November presentation held at The Ebell and led by architect John Kaliski, there is a public realm that exists between the front façades of houses on opposite sides of a street. The […]

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Free panel on front yard landscaping Nov. 14

Free panel on front yard landscaping Nov. 14

| November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Local neighborhoods’ once-uniform front yards of open vistas and broad lawns are changing because of drought, changing tastes and other influences. A free panel discussion on the subject, organized by the Hancock Park Garden Club, takes place Tues., Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Ebell. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, […]

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