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Freeway Farm Green Infrastructure Pilot Project

Freeway Farm Green Infrastructure Pilot Project

Idea submitted in the My LA2050 Maker Challenge by Freeway Farm

The majority of California farms are located far removed from the predominate consumers - the urban dwelling general public. This project proposes to transform an iconic facet of life in Los Angeles by utilise the peri-freeway spaces. These spaces, that are normatively occupied by shrubs and ice plants, would be replaced with micro-climate appropriate edible fruit/vegetable crops & medicinal herbs.


In what areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

  • County of Los Angeles

How do you plan to use these resources to make change?

  • Conduct research
  • Implement a pilot or new project
  • Advocate with policymakers and leaders

How will your proposal improve the following “Live” metrics?

  • Access to healthy food
  • Exposure to air toxins
  • Percentage of tree canopy cover (Dream Metric)

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.

Freeway Farms will know that we are making a positive impact through recognition by community members and civic leaders & positive media reports. Our performance metrics are tied to growth in interest from the public and to the ability to successfully grow and scale the pilot project.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed?

  • Money (financial capital)
  • Volunteers/staff (human capital)
  • Publicity/awareness (social capital)
  • Network/relationship support