A Vertical Farm on Skid Row

los_angeles_skid_row Few green spaces exist around Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.  Grimy gray buildings, tents of the homeless, and barbed wire fences are the most frequent sights. Grocery stores and vegetable markets are rare because quickie marts and liquor stores monopolize the area.  But if you peek through the fence of the Rainbow Apartments on Skid Row you would see something quite different - a 104 square foot garden virtually climbing concrete. With the help of the non-profit Urban Farming  the tenants of Rainbow have constructed a 6-foot high vertical plot growing cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, basil and other herbs and vegetables....Keep Reading