Altadena / Pasadena is pursuing a more sustainable, local existence. As a member of the 30+ year old Altadena Community Garden, and Ripe food exchange, with my wife registered with the Arroyo Time Bank, it has been wonderful to witness the evolution of a new economic model. While still in its infancy, it is experiencing a serious growth spurt.
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Here is a great article about Urban Homesteading:
Urban homesteading: Altadena a natural for urban homesteaders – latimes.com.