Test Plot Zine
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Want to get involved in local land stewardship? Care about planting strategies for our climate future? Want to hijack a desolate corner in your neighborhood and turn it into a hub of beauty and biodiversity?
This bi-lingual Spanish/English zine contains over 40 pages of practical and inspirational info to help you learn how to start your own Test Plot. Test Plot is an experiment in community-based land care of our public lands. We invite you to get involved.
Bring back beauty + biodiveristy
Hands in the soil; land care is self-care
Honor and work with the seasons
Experimentation is good; permission to fail
Monitor + evaluate; pro-science
Expansion and scalability in mind
Seek a coalition of community groups
Between native gardening and ecological restoration
Step by Step
About: The zine was created by students from the Department of Landscape Architecture at USC.
California State Parks
LA Department of Recreation + Parks
Audubon Center at Debs Park
Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park