Having just moved to Riverside, Ca from Chicago, IL I am using the Urban Land Scout initiative will help foster my connection to this new environment and raise awareness to my surroundings.
About a mile from my house is Victoria lane, this street has preserved a lot of the characteristic of this area which has been known for growing citrus fruits sold around the world. It is home to the national citrus museum, as well as several other private citrus groves.
The groves are watered along ditches running on either side of a row, the ditches are fed by a column of water outlets like the ones pictured above. Water is allowed to penetrate deeply into the soil where little else grows beneath the shade of fruit trees.
Presumably, pickers then are hired on by owners directly, or in some cases work for independent outlets. This colorful marketplace resides among those groves on Victoria lane, its a larger compound selling earthenware and citrus, and possibly holds the occasional gathering around this simple outdoor kitchen.