Herbs, vegetables and succulents may soon be growing in unexpected spots in West Hollywood–specifically, the “parkway” between sidewalks and streets.
The West Hollywood City Council voted unanimously to support “edible parkway gardening,” which means that residents can use the public parkway land in front of their residences to grow food and flora.
John Erickson, deputy to Councilmember Abbe Land, said initiative is about “really bringing the community together.”
“If we can transform it [the parkway] into something beautiful and edible,” Erickson said, the initiative will have “served its purpose in gold.”
The city is launching efforts to educate residents about the fact that they can take part in edible parkway gardening with a tentative Oct. 14 launch event that will showcase a test garden. Details about the launch event are not yet available.
This post has been updated to specify John Erickson’s position as Abble Land’s deputy and to remove an error regarding when the vote took place.