2 Gardens, 3 Fortunes

We find the tragedy of the commons tragic, in part, because common spaces hold the keys to community wealth building. Two gardens, featured on the 2018 Native Plant Garden Tour, showcase how communities can turn the tragedy of the commons into joy – and fortune. Here, they illustrate three ways to win with money by giving common spaces a little love.

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Let’s Make Our Own Luck

By Cassy Aoyagi: If a lifetime of digging in with Angelenos has taught me anything, it is that one person can transform a community. Here are a few things we can accomplish right now with just our hearts and hands.

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Prevent Foothill Disasters

By FormLA Staff: The holidays present distinctive erosion related challenges for the Arroyo and Foothill communities of Los Angeles. In 2003, the area experienced property-damaging mudslides on Christmas Day, and 2009 also saw significant rainy season slides.

This year, neighbors and community members united to prevent future wildfires and mudslides, disasters often considered natural.

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