ARCH 642L: Landscape Architecture Design Gallery: The Future of Land Care in Los Angeles

The MarketPlace: A step- by- step Guide in Cultivating Knowledge

It is critical for the residents of Los Angeles to get involved and join their communities in the act of learning and maintaining their local landscape. We believe that land care needs to be elevated as both a knowledge base and a profession. In order to raise interest in land care we must provide opportunities for homeowners to form a relationship with their neighbors, gardeners, and land care professionals to share knowledge and cultivate land stewardship within the community. Therefore, we propose a new type of marketplace centered on land care education and practice that can be held in neighborhoods all over Los Angeles where residents can develop an appreciation for the land as well as build relationships and help their community thrive.