Wednesday, June 14, 2006

USA: South Central Farm

The largest urban farm in the United States is under threat. The farm has been worked for many years by local families and feeds over 350 families in the Los Angeles Area. Truthout.org made a short video of the farm which is available here. The owner of the land Horowitz wants the South Central Farmers off the land and has been making large claims for the land to be bought. The farmers were able to raise the money at which point Horowitz raised the price again. The farmers were able to again raise the new summ of $16.5 million for the land however, Horowitz wouldn't take it and wants to sell it to someone else to build warehouses. Although, the area around the farm is already littered with empty warehouses and the farm acts as a vital resource for the community. Yesterday, police in riot gear swarmed the farm at 5am PST to evict the farmers. About 50 people were arrested and some buldozing of the farm is underway. A fellow blogger The Sappho Manifesto lives in Los Angeles and has been reporting on site.

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2 Comments:

Blogger sappho said...

Thanks for the link, & spreading the word about The South Central Farm!

4:40 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

Well I thought it was important. I really think the Farm should be saved despite not living there and, who else to refer people to then your blog.

9:42 PM  

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