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L.A. To Raise Community Garden Fees 500%

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The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks now has to pay for its water supplies and utilities and that means rapidly growing fees for local facilities like the Sepulveda Garden Center, a 20-acre, 800-plot, Magnolia Boulevard community garden.

The largest of nine community gardens operated by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Sepulveda Garden Center, "supplies garden hoses, hand tools, wheelbarrows and soil amendments, and waters the plants once a week. At only $25 annually per plot, it is certainly an affordable gardening option for many residents," according to Encino Patch.