The Trust for Public Land (TPL) has secured an opportunity to save the South Central Farm, but community help is needed.
The 14-acre South Central Farm, located at 41st and Alameda Streets in South Los Angeles, is thought to be the largest community garden in the United States. After a contentious three-year land use battle that made news around the world, the TPL has secured an opportunity to save the Farm. Within the confines of a tentative purchase agreement, TPL hopes to help unify stakeholders and different sectors of Los Angeles to raise the money necessary to purchase the land.
The community goal is to raise $1 million in less than 30 days, for this the TPL needs your help, and is asking for Los Angeles to step up to the plate and help save this land. They have the opportunity to eliminate park poverty in this highly urbanized and semi-industrial neighborhood, and to make permanent and public the community and cultural benefits of the green oasis created by 360 families as they continue to grow healthy fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants to supplement their food budgets.
Without the help of donors—both major and modest—the fate of the South Central Farm remains in doubt. TPL asks for help in saving this important community asset and transforming it into a true multi-cultural regional resource built on the unique relationship between people and the land.
If you would like more information about the project, fundraising or Parks for People-LA, please call Bob Reid at 213.380.4233 x14 or email at bob.reid [at] tpl [dot] org or Alina Bokde at 213.380.4233 x27.
Donations made by check can also be sent. Checks should be made payable to “The Trust for Public Land.