350 families have tended the 14-acre plot for 13 years
Several readers have independently sent in word about this: "L.A. South Central Farm Receives 3-Day Eviction Notice."
Over 13 years, 350 families have been growing organic produce in a 14-acre garden plot in South Central Los Angeles. But now:
Two days ago the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department unceremoniously posted an eviction notice on the farm’s gate calling for the farm to be vacated by March 6th (next Monday). That would leave current crops in the ground to be plowed under by a developer’s bulldozers. The intended replacement for the farm is a warehouse intended to serve (primarily) Wal-Mart.
The linked story has information on how you can help, if you so choose. You can also check out the South Central Farmers website. I believe protests are ongoing — if anybody in the area has an update, let me know.