Emergency – South Central Community Garden Needs YOU!

When you go to the site you are stunned. There's an overhead view of South Central LA. And in the middle of a sea of depressing grey is a beautiful patch of green. Paradise sprouting in the middle of smog city! Turns out the developers want to bulldoze it!

DON'T LET THEM.

From southcentralfarmers.org

Since 1992, the 14 acres of property located at 41st and Alameda Streets in Los Angeles have been used as a community garden or farm. The land has been divided into 360 plots and is believed to be one of the largest urban gardens in the country.

The City of Los Angeles acquired the 14-acre property by eminent domain in the late 1980s, taking it from nine private landowners. The largest of these owners, Alameda-Barbara Investment Company (“Alameda”), owned approximately 80 percent of the site. The partners of Alameda were Ralph Horowitz and Jacob Libaw. The City originally intended to use the property for a trash incinerator, but abandoned that plan in the face of public protest organized by the community."

I heard the story from Darryl Hannah's brilliant video blog – dhlovelife. You can see the clip on the site or via my video RSS feed I Like To Watch.

Please go to southcentralfarmers.org to learn how you can help and please get the word out. They are living on borrowed time and need us!

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