Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture isn’t some theoretical pretty idea — We’re actively experimenting with business models to learn what works.

At my home garden in Westchester (L.A. 90045), I maintain a growing ground for Matt VanDiepen of HomeGrown Gardens.  You can find HomeGrown Gardens (and buy my plants) at

  • Mar Vista Farmers Market, Sundays 9-2, Venice & Grandview, LA 90066
  • Santa Monica Main Farmers Market, Sundays, 9:30-1, 2540 Main St, Santa Monica 90405

Here are some of the plants we cultivate (availability varies with the seasons):

  • African basil
  • Aloe Vera
  • Alpine strawberry
  • Cuban oregano, sweet & savory strains
  • Dragonfruit
  • Evening primrose ‘Ballona Creek’
  • Feverfew herb
  • Fig ‘Black Jack’ dwarf
  • grapes
  • Horehound herb
  • Lobelia laxiflora
  • Moringa tree
  • Par cel herb
  • Peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint
  • Pomegranate
  • Rosa californica
  • Scaredy-cat plant
  • Tree collards
  • Tulsi basil
  • Yerba buena, Satureja douglasii
  • Zauschneria, California fuchsia ‘Topanga’

We also are the home of Cityscape Seeds, vegetable seeds grown and bred on urban properties in Los Angeles.