Via BoingBoing comes word that the South Central Farm — probably the largest urban garden in the country, where 350 low-income families grow their own food — will soon vanish if folks don’t rally to save it. In its place will sit a massive Wal-Mart warehouse.
The farmers held off bulldozers by legal action, but the developer recently received approval from the court to evict them. The Trust for Public Land, a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that is working to save the farm, has until Monday, May 22, 2006, to raise approximately $10 million to purchase the land. They are part of the way there, but need several million more.
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