Its objective is to raise healthy wholesome food for the local community. Train farmers in permaculture principles and in the process teach gardeners to farm, restore and build soil fertility, reduce waste and foster community economics and relationships. The ultimate goal is to create a model that can be replicated in any urban center.
In June 2oo6, Edendale farm was born, located on 1/2 acre urban site in Silver Lake. near the historic Edendale suburb famous for silent movie studios in the early 1900's.
Using the universal ethics and principles of permaculture and Utilizing farming practices that build soil, conserve water and support healthy ecosystems.
Edendale farm Promotes a healthy, equitable workplace that supports farmers, workers, their families and the community.
Back in 1912 when movies were silent and Hollywood was farmland Edendale was home to most major movie studios. Charlie Chaplin, D. W. Griffith and Tom Mix all worked there.
The following excerpt from an article written in 1911, sums up its history:
"Edendale...is a very beautiful suburb of Los Angeles. It is the motion picture center of the Pacific Coast. With clear air and sunshine three hundred days out of the year, conditions are ideal for perfect picture making. The scenic advantages of the location, too, are unique. From [Edendale] can be seen the Pacific Ocean, twenty-two miles to the west, and the broad panorama of Southern California, with its fruit and stock ranches, its snowcapped mountains and its tropical vegetation, to the east, north and south. Within a short distance of Edendale may be found every known variety of national scenery, seemingly arranged by a master producer expressly for the motion picture camera."
Motography, July 1911
Please note - some of the images in the first story are quite graphic and may offend.
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