Thursday, January 29, 2009
This diagram shows what produce is being harvested in Southern California, at major farm.
CROP: plant grown in significant quantities then harvested
ORCHARD: Intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food production
CULTIVATE: to prepare work on the land in order to raise crops, to promote or improve the growth. (dictionary.com)
Major products that are being farmed:
Los Angeles County:
Ornamental Trees/ shrubs
San Bernardino County:
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The 10 fwy and Hwy 111 create edges for the triangular piece of land that houses wind turbines. The two transportation arteries have interrupted the grid creating a new grain. The slope on this site houses a wash which drains all the way to the Salton Sea. The water running through the site is diverted into water basins.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Small Circles= weekly farmers markets
Medium Circle= daily farmers markets (still gathering research)
Large Circle= location of 15-30 produce distribution centers
An inverse relationship is happening with farmland to farmers markets. Inverse Map to come.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Still In Progress: This map highlighting the 10Fwy also shows topography and main arteries. I am currently working on the patterning that is happening with the grid. The highlighted areas are locations where a shift in the pattern/grid has taken place.