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Times-Featured Garden Guru Has Planted Seeds in Northeast L.A.

Baron is a relentless advocate for school gardens across LAUSD and beyond.

Times-Featured Garden Guru Has Planted Seeds in Northeast L.A.

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."

His Instagram page also hosts a photo of a parent proudly posing with a package of organic beans bound for Mount Washington Elementary School's garden.

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.

Click here to read the full Times feature on Baron and learn his real name! 

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