Last week, the Los Angeles Times Home and Garden section ran a feature on school garden guru Mud Baron, who they described as an "evangelical force in school gardens."
Mud's muddy fingerprints can be found on school garden's all across the Southland--from San Pedro to Pasadena. He's taken an Appleseed-esque approach to replacing asphalt for fertile earth in public schools.
Baron is no stranger to Northeast L.A., either. Last year, he donated thousands of organic vegetable seedlings to a bare-root tree giveaway effort at Milagro Allegro community garden in Highland Park.
"He really saved the day," said Milagro Allegro Master Gardener Macen-Moore. "Everybody got to go home with something."
Chances are, if you've eaten from a public garden in Northeat L.A., Mud's had played some role in the planting the produce.