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A peak time to examine community garden etiquette in Los Angeles
A peak time to examine community garden etiquette in Los Angeles

Community gardens around Los Angeles are heating up — and we don't just mean the temperature is rising. "This is our peak season. When it comes to the rules, people can get testy and argumentative," said Al Renner, co-founder of the Los Angeles Community Garden Council, which boasts more than 32 gardens, all with waiting lists. With community gardens growing in popularity and expanding rapidly, more personalities come into play, and that can make for conflict. Renner has heard about almost every breach of etiquette imaginable. Fruit and vegetable theft tops the list, in his opinion. "It happens in every garden, and I've seen people ready to take out a...

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