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April 25, 1993 | SANDRA HERNANDEZ
The small plot of land that abuts the parking lot at the Watts Towers Art Center looks like an ordinary garden, but for about two dozen students the Metamorphosis Organic Garden is a chance at a job. "It's pretty cool," said Alex Burgara, a student at John Hope Continuation School in Watts, during a ground-blessing ceremony at the garden last week. "I don't want to gangbang and I like gardening, and I'm learning something."
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February 19, 1995 | STEPHEN GREGORY
A local community group that uses urban gardening to get youths off the streets and into jobs has been selected to pass along its trade secrets to similar organizations in New York City. Hope LA Horticulture Corps recently received a $3,000 grant to teach three New York-based community organizations the particulars of "urban agri-forestry."
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