Tuesday, March 07, 2006
South Central Farmers - Update #2The Farmers (Back to the Garden) have obtained a short stay of eviction, probably until next Monday. They have filed a claim for possession of the property with the Sheriff's Dept. A hearing of the claim is scheduled for March 13 in the L.A. Superior Court.
...in Los Angeles, a group of urban farmers say they’ve won a court order to delay their eviction from land they’ve tended for over thirty years. Tenants of the South Central Farm are battling the city and a local real estate developer who plans to build commercial property on the land. The 14-acre property hosts the largest urban farm in the United States. 350 families use the farm to grow a multitude of crops. The stay will be in effect until at least next Monday. In a statement released on their website, http://www.southcentralfarmers.com/, the group said: “To our knowledge, we can only be guaranteed to stall the eviction for days. This week will be critical in the history and fate of the farm. The farmers have been keeping up this fight for three years, but its victory is in the hands of the people. (South Central Farm Wins Temporary Eviction Delay)On the Farm website linked above you can also find a schedule of events taking place in support of the Farmers this week. If you are in or near the area, consider joining the Farmers in their efforts to maintain these fourteen acres as a source of community sustenance and power. ¡Sí se puede!
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