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Well while was out gardening to try and make myself feel a little better, so I could be stronger for Jeremy, I started thinking about the South Central Farm I posted about a couple of entries ago. I went to thier website and found out that they recieved a stay of eviction until March 13th. So that made me feel a little better. It's not much but it's a start.

You can still send an e-mail to the mayor of LA to show support. mayor@lacity.org
This is a copy of the letter I sent.
Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa
Mayor of Los Angeles
200 N. Main St. Rm 303
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dear Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa,

It has recently come to my attention that the community farm known as South Central Farm located in the city of Los Angels received an eviction notice and must evacuate the property by March 6th. I am writing you in the sincere hope that you will take another point of view into consideration and the eviction will be halted.

According to lacity.org you are “considered one of the leading progressive voices in the country.” And your “mayoral platform emphasizes finding solutions to the major issues facing Los Angeles including education, transportation, public safety, economic development and ethics”. Evicting The South Central Farm directly opposes the very values you were elected for.

These people who farm this land have worked to feed themselves. Instead of applying for government aid they have gone and done honest work. They have repaired the soil and put food on their plates. The plants they grow feed on the CO2 produced by LA commuters, and improve the air quality. They are building a solid community based on values anyone could feel proud of teaching their children. You must see this community farm for the astounding amount of positive it has created.

Please consider the massive amount of good this farm has done for your community. Please open your eyes to the worth that goes far beyond dollar and cents.

Sincerely,
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Please check this out guys...

http://community.livejournal.com/sustainable_dev/29442.html?view=45314#t45314

March 3, 2006 1130 PST (FTW) - In L.A.’s Havana Experiment FTW told you the dramatic and compelling story of what 350 families have done over a 13-year period with a 14 acre plot of land in a depressed inner city. They are feeding themselves with organically grown and healthy produce that requires zero fossil-fuel inputs and requires virtually no transportation expense. This is being done on soil that was once paved, covered, depleted and ignored. More than anything else, this is the one area of effort most essential for America’s (and the world’s) major cities to pursue as Peak Oil takes its first deadly bites.

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.


These are poor families feed themselves... Not on food stamps... not taking a handout. We talk of welfare reform and how people should be taking responsiblity for themselves... here are people doing exactly that and their reward is eviction after 13 years of hard, honest work.

the website for the farm is located http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/030306_scf_eviction.shtml

You can help by E-mailing or calling the LA mayor
Email: mayor@lacity.org Phone: (213)978-0600
Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa
Mayor of Los Angeles
200 N. Main St. Rm 303
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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