A Hidden Oasis Grows on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Fueled by volunteers and donations from the community, a lush urban garden is thriving in an unusual location in the heart of Hollywood.

On a Sunday morning along Hollywood Boulevard, behind a row of celebrity-scouting tour buses and steps from the glittering Walk of Fame, Karen Schumacher and Jessica Crum are lugging a hose into a vacant lot to water their geraniums. "The plants are mostly drought-tolerant," says Schumacher, standing among the meandering vines of jasmine and bougainvillea. "But I usually water once a week."

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