Step outside your home and you’ll likely hear tires screeching, horns honking, and engines revving—the familiar sounds of traffic and life in a big city. They’re the noises that define the greater area of Los Angeles, where roads, buildings, and concrete extend as far as the eye can see.
On the corner of Monterey Road and Cordova Avenue in Glendale, however, there’s a different kind of traffic happening; only instead of cars and streets there are insects and soil; tomatoes and sunflowers rather than billboards and parking structures. The street noise is drowned out by a spraying hose. There’s no smell of car exhaust here; just the soft, soothing aroma of lavender and basil. It’s another kind of life happening in this enclosed space right next to the 134 freeway—the lively yet tranquil environment of a community garden.
To read more about our interview with the former chairwoman and current gardner of the Monterey Road Eco-Community Garden, Hannah Maximova, visit our blog at urbantreehouse.tv/#/down-with-the-dirt/
Producer/Director: Heather Kennedy
Producer: Alexis Cornejo
Videographer & Editor: Mikael Gustafson
Music: Timothy Anaya
Title graphics/Animation: Cody Vandenberg codyvandenberg.com/
Logo Design: William Leung thevisualscholar.com/