With our agreeable weather, urban gardeners are fairly common in Southern California . But urban farmers might require a little bit of help. That’s where Earthflow Urban Design Works comes in to help facilitate a drought-tolerant oasis, an edible garden or maybe even the building of a chicken coop in your backyard.
The Highland Park landscape boutique, which held a grand opening on Sunday, looks to offer home and garden gifts, tools and other articles, along with some artisanal foods. Owners Barbara Hass and Larry Santoyo will also offer workshops on transforming water-hungry lawns into more sustainable gardens, in what the boutique calls its “Swansong for the Lawn” crash course.
“It seems that so many new families are moving into this side of town and are interested in providing fresh, home grown produce for their children,” Hass says of the Northeast Los Angeles.
Along with Santoyo’s landscaping background, Earthflow Urban Design Works will also offer products from Chivas Skincare, Granola Mama, Ten Good Sheep soaps, chicken coops from Urban Garden Workshop, including works from local artists and plenty more eco-conscious vendors.
Earthflow Urban Design Works
7101 N Figueroa
Nathan Solis is a Highland Park resident who writes about and photographs the L.A. music scene. You can find more of Solis stories, reviews and photos at Smashed Chair.