Urban Farm Gets TLC From Volunteers

Southern California Edison employees lend a hand at community garden.
Aug 11, 2015 9:00 PM ET

Between a hotel, fast-food burger joint and the 60 Freeway sits an unusual patch of greenery — the Earthworks Farm & Community Garden in El Monte, California.

El Monte is a “food desert,” meaning the city lacks places where residents can buy healthy, fresh produce and vegetables. The ratio of unhealthy to healthy food shopping options is more than five to one in the eastern Los Angeles County community. The Earthworks farm is a program of the San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps and was designed to improve those statistics by promoting sustainable agriculture and teaching organic farming to area residents. It’s an urban farm.

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