Timberland, Journeys, and the Student Conservation Association Take Urban Greening to Los Angeles

Volunteers transform 10,000 square feet of vacant lot into a resident-driven urban farm to benefit the local homeless population
Jan 28, 2019 8:30 AM ET
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On the third and final stop of Timberland’s three-city 2018 urban greening tour, close to 100 volunteers transformed a vacant lot in Los Angeles into a resident-driven urban farm to benefit the local homeless population. Volunteers from Timberland, Journeys and the Student Conservation Association were joined by members of the local community to demolish a shed and install a new one; build, fill and seed raised garden beds; build garden benches; install a compost system; create a pollinator garden; distribute mulch; plant over 1,500 seeds and 12 varieties of vegetables and wildflowers; and install solar lighting, birdhouses and more.  

Since 2016, Timberland has created or restored more than 130,000 square feet of green space in U.S. cities.  Beyond the fall events, past efforts transformed a vacant lot into a community garden in the Mott Haven community of the Bronx and planted much of the greenery for Philadelphia’s new Rail Park which opened the public this spring.  In 2018, Timberland increased its commitment, aiming to green 500,000 square feet of urban space in the U.S. by 2023.

Watch this video to see the positive impact of Timberland’s urban greening event in Los Angeles. To learn more about Timberland’s commitment to create better product, protect and restore the outdoors, and serve communities worldwide, visit: https://www.timberland.com/responsibility.html.