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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Ok As much as I love talking about myself and my family, I'm going to take a break for a minute and share something that moved me the other day. I was reading Marilyn's blog California Fever the other day and she had this video and information about what is going on in South Central LA with this community garden. I was so moved I really felt like I wanted to share it here. So here is the video.



For more information on how to help these farmers buy the land visit www.southcentralfarmers.org You may ask what the other side of the story is, as some on Maryln's blog did. I did a search on google and read a few things and it seems to me to be all about money, but you can do your own search if your interested. What moved me was looking at these farmers and their children, these people who rely on this land and have relied on it and worked it for food for the past 14 years. Don't we go to other impoverished countries and teach them about community gardens, how to grow food for themselves? So why when we are successful at doing it here, in the middle of a major city, in the ghetto, do we allow money and greed to destroy it. Marilyn's site has more info, and is probably a bit clearer than my ramblings, she has another video and a couple other links.
"This farm can be a shining example of what low-income residents can accomplish in blighted neighborhoods if they're just given use of a piece of land. We should celebrating their efforts, not destroying them. Please, please do whatever you can to help. If you're in Southern California, please consider going to South Central Farm to join the protest. The Farm is located at 41st Street and Alameda in Los Angeles. This should make it easy to find." (quote taken from Marilyn, thanks, hope you don't mind)

4 Comments:

Blogger PJ said...

late commenting here blogger said your guys had a problem? Anyway, Where did you get the South Central video to add to your blog??? WOW...

6:35 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Pj, you go to this website, This should bring you right to the video, then you copy the html and past it in your blog when you are writing it, on the html page.
http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2718434?pg=latest&htv=12

7:01 PM  
Blogger Toryssa said...

More cities should have gardens like this. These people are connecting with each other, with their surroundings and at the same time giving themselves and their families nutrients that they need.

On their website it says June, 2005... is it still going on NOW? A year later? Have they gotten to the CA Supreme Court?

8:52 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Toryssa, yes it's been going on awhile but now it's going to a head. There a re tree sitters and people camping out, they could be forced to leave at anytime. For more info look at daryl hannahs website www.dhlovelife.com and http://savethegarden.blogspot.com for more up to the minute info

9:05 AM  

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