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In October 2006, Jessica Hall, Ballona Watershed Coordinator, did a bus tour of Ballona Watershed.
Famous park architect Fredrick Olmsted designed for Los Angeles a massive park system in his 1930 book titled "Eden By Design." Could Los Angeles be made in a modern Eden for it's residents?
Earthrise, The Blue Marble, Pale Blue Dot, was taken December 24, 1968 by Apollo 8 astronauts circling the moon, the first men to do so.
From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthrise on December 27, 2015:
The underground greenhouse, has no expensive clear sides (plastic or glass), a cheap plastic sheet roof to let in more light than glass, and heat loss through walls to the air, which can be colder than the ground (57 degrees Farenheit or so), so it will be cheaper to build and run.
Of course, it's a lot of digging, and the left over dirt must go somewhere. Hint: Save the top 10 inches of top soil when starting to dig for use in the greenhouse.