Stock Photo: August 14, 2010. Isabel and Aeryn fill their planting box with the newly arrived soil. The Venice Garden broke ground in April, 2010. Soil tests revealed high levels of arsenic and lead because of previous uses which included a railroad line going through the lot. Steps were taken which included adding protective layers and adding new soil. Planting began in August and the first harvest was in October, 2010. Venice, California, USA