An Urban Homestead in Los Angeles

One-tenth of an acre in Los Angeles may not sound like enough space for an urban homestead, but vertical garden design and intensive planting make for surprising yields.

Urban chicken coop
Grow vining crops with long runners, such as spaghetti squash and watermelon, vertically to make the best use of a small urban homestead. A cute chicken coop can become the focal point of the garden.
Illustration by Elayne Sears