The South Central Farmers are asking members of the progressive community to establish phone trees to mobilize activists across the city to defend their beloved and family-sustaining 14-acre farm at 41st and Long Beach Ave. For the last 13 years, these working class Latino families have tilled what was once an abandoned, garbage- and rat-infested lot into a inspirational garden that feeds and sustains over 360 families!
The developer could show up with bulldozers at any time to raze the urban gardens to replace them with a CRA-subsidized warehouse.
If your name is not already below, please email me with your phone number so we can call you when the bulldozers show up and turn out as many people as possible to peacefully resist the destruction.
There are two other things you can do to ensure that the farm is preserved:
1) Tell the Mayor and the city council you support the farm and want them to broker an agreement to preserve the gardens and support more throughout the city:http://www.southcentralfarmers.com/politicianform.php
Our voices are powerful-- it is important for politicians to hear that residents from across the city support the farm! (Thanks to the people that came to this month's LA Greens meeting, I was able to hand-deliver 12 letters to the Mayor yesterday!)
2) Join the families and Zach de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine) and Ozomatli for an event at the farm to support the South Central Farmers!
**Tuesday November 22, 8:30 PM**
...Again, please email me your names and phone numbers to join the phone tree.
Thanks and peace,