Test Plot Zine

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
Low-tech, low-budget
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
Plant Ideas

About: The zine was created by students from the Department of Landscape Architecture at USC. 

Saturate California
California State Parks
LA Department of Recreation + Parks
Audubon Center at Debs Park
Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park