Largest community garden in U.S. to get evicted for a Wal-Mart warehouse

L.A.’s South Central Community Garden, the largest and oldest such garden in the U.S. and a food source for more than 300 low-income families, sits on private property. Big mistake! Now the property’s owner plans to evict the growers and build a Wal-Mart warehouse on the land. The fate of the garden seems straightforward, but the backstory is complex. Tom Philpott muses over how local food production fares in the “free market.”