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The Coronavirus Is Bringing Back Aztec-Era “Floating Gardens” 4.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In the south of Mexico City, about 100 miles of murky canals wind their way through the Xochimilco neighborhood. Here, the urban sprawl of one of the world’s densest cities yields to a lake region where indigenous farmers […]
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L.A. museums were reopening. Now they're re-closing 2.7.2020 LA Times: Health

Museums that reopened their doors or planned to welcome back visitors in the coming week are forced to change course again as coronavirus cases surge.

This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic 1.7.2020 Business Operations |
This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic Barry Yeoman Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:15 When the COVID-19 outbreak first reached Louisiana and residents were  ordered  to stay at home, Marie Marlene V. Foret tapped into some skills she learned seven decades ago. Foret chairs the tribal council of the  Grand Caillou/Dulac Band  of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, which has lived along the bayous south of Houma, Louisiana for generations. When Foret was a child in the 1940s and ’50s, her family packed up every fall and moved to a trapping camp at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Her father caught mink, otter and muskrat, which he sold to traders for their pelts. During trapping season, the family lived in a wood-frame house, insulated with newspaper and illuminated with coal-oil lamps. They ate what they grew and hunted: garden vegetables; ducks; and the coots French-speaking Louisianans call pouldeau. Self-isolation was the norm. "We stayed weeks and weeks and weeks without ...
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In Long Beach, some big names in art will open a new space called Compound 25.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Lauri Firstenberg, former director of LAXArt, will serve as curator and artistic director. Glenn Kaino will have inaugural installations.

TikTok's plant positivity guru has important life lessons for you 25.6.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Garden Marcus shares gardening tips and wise words from his garden in Houston. He lives by the motto "kindness, patience and positivity."

I created Mae Jones, a magazine like Vogue, to represent Black style and glamour 19.6.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The fashion industry kept Kristen Turner feeling alienated and overlooked. She decided to do something about it. Her new magazine, Mae Jones, also has a hashtag challenge for fashion brands called #NotJustInFebruary.

The L.A. plant Instagram that highlights Latinx and sells you beautiful plants 17.6.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Andi Xoch, creator of @LatinxWithPlants hosts plant pop-ups on the weekends outside her home in Boyle Heights

Hot Property: New agents, new direction for pop star Liam Payne 13.6.2020 LA Times: Business

Liam Payne, who gained fame as a member of the supergroup One Direction, has put his Calabasas home back up for sale.

One Direction's Liam Payne reloads compound near Calabasas at $10.75 million 11.6.2020 LA Times: Business

Liam Payne has put his compound near Calabasas back on the market. The roughly five-acre estate was offered for $11.2 million last year.

In the face of so much sorrow, we turn to gardens and plants for a sliver of hope 6.6.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Many of us grieving about the state of the world — illness, injustice, inequities — are turning to our victory gardens, or the potted tomatoes and basil on our balconies or patios, for the tiny moments of respite they provide.

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Why plant sales are soaring, even at nurseries closed due to coronavirus 30.5.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

This has been a banner spring for plant sales in Southern California but no one is celebrating. They're too busy trying to keep up with demand from coronavirus gardeners.

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Gardens Have Pulled America out of Some of Its Darkest Times. We Need Another Revival. 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

As the pandemic smolders and the economy plunges into an abyss, Americans have reverted to the venerable World War II–era tradition of organized disaster gardening. According to headline writers, that is.

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Pharrell's glass-covered compound comes to market in Hollywood Hills 28.5.2020 LA Times: Business

In Hollywood Hills, Grammy-winning artist is asking $11.95 million for his striking architectural home overlooking the city.

How coronavirus has upended life for thousands at California's largest apartment complex 24.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Nowhere in L.A. are the logistical, financial and health complications of the coronavirus on greater display than at the huge complex Park La Brea.

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Sheltering-in-place proves a windfall for Illinois garden centers: ‘I call it Mother’s Day times a thousand’ 23.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Local garden centers are seeing more sales than ever this spring compared to years prior.
Bowl of oranges for a bunch of basil: Strapped for cash, Angelenos turn to bartering and sharing 17.5.2020 LA Times: Health

As the coronavirus crisis forced Los Angeles to shut down, people to lose their jobs and the economy to falter, Angelenos are rediscovering the virtues of neighborly trade, sharing produce from their gardens and bartering instead of buying.

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Your spring garden is candy to pests. Stop them before they start munching 16.5.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Your garden looks great, but don't walk away! Now is the time spider mites, aphids and other garden nasties will devour your precious plants. Take action now to keep them at bay.

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Chicago’s legendary Tamale Guy is shut down during pandemic, but community rallies to support him 14.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Claudio Velez, the beloved North Side tamale vendor, has stopped street sales after he received a cease-and-desist order from the city.
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Local: A glimmer of hope for a post-pandemic world 5.5.2020 Small Business |
Local food, manufacturing and retail could see a revival as we strive for community resilience in the new normal.
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What's available from L.A.-area farmers and beyond during the shutdown, and how to get it 4.5.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

A list of currently available produce from local farmers.

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