Backyard farming operations at Hyke Farms

In an unlikely location, Hyke Farms provides food and a buffer against catastrophe through backyard farming. By the time you’re 30 minutes east of Los Angeles on the 210 Freeway, you have no sense whatsoever that you’re in farmland. After all, you’re on the freeway, in the heart of urban sprawl. If you exit the freeway and head north into the quaint suburb of Duarte, you still don’t feel like you’re in farmland. “’I don’t call it a “garden” … because gardens are for amateurs who want a distraction from their daily routines. What we’ve got going here is serious business.’” As you drive closer to the towering foothills of the Angeles National Forest and turn down

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