We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Some of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

The South Central Community Garden

by News release Saturday, Nov. 05, 2005 at 8:34 AM

The South Central Community Garden in Los Angeles, CA, a 360-plot, 14-acre urban oasis, is scheduled to be demolished and replaced by a warehouse.

November 4, 2005
10:25 EST


The South Central Community Garden in Los Angeles, CA, a 360-plot, 14-acre
urban oasis, is scheduled to be demolished and replaced by a warehouse. This
is believed to be the largest urban community garden in the country and 350
farmers and families work this land. Many of the community gardeners are
seamstresses, laborers or restaurant workers earning $12,000-$20,000 a year.
These gardens provide an important source of food for their families. It
also serves as a community gathering place, with musical, spiritual and
cultural celebrations.

This project is an enormous success for the farmers, the families, the
community and the city. Mayor Villaraigosa himself visited the garden with
his son while campaigning for office. This is a shining example of
successful community development using urban gardening and production as the
vehicle. This is why this is so important. We musn't let this be lost. There
must be another way.

According to Patrick Dunlevy, attorney for the farmers "There's no legal
option at this point. It would have to be some sort of willing concession on
the part of Ralph Horowitz (the developer), who could decide that for the
public good he will allow them to continue farming there." Or the city could
give Mr. Horowitz another location for his warehouse.

Please help spread the word to people you know in Los Angeles and the
surrounding area and ask them to contact the Mayor and urge him to work with
Ralph Horowitz and the community gardeners to find another solution, one
where everyone wins.

Below is the website for the South Central Farmers Feeding Families, a group
set up by the community farmers and gardeners. There you can read more about
this community asset and
learn how you can help in solidarity.


I also suggest reading The Cuba Diet, by Bill McKibben. You can find it in
the April 2005 edition of Harper's. It's another shining example of what we
are capable of if we work together.

Please circulate.

Bob St.Peter
Blue Hill, Maine
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments

Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 2 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
SCF should ask Patrick Dunlevy about the demo permit Stop Ralph Now Sunday, Nov. 06, 2005 at 10:25 AM
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy