How a Los Angeles Landscape Architecture Firm Is Reclaiming a Hillside for Native Plants

Terremoto is spearheading an experimental grassroots project to transform a neglected patch of public land with native species.
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An act of radical ecology is taking place on a hillside in Elysian Park in Los Angeles. In an ongoing project called Test Plot, landscape architecture firm Terremoto is working with the community to rehabilitate patches of a landscape whose ecosystem is being choked by invasive species. The key is replacing them with native plants. "If you look outside the circle, almost everything you see is non-native to the area," says David Godshall, cofounder of Terremoto.

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