The South Central Farm, which is believed to be the largest urban community garden in the United States, will disappear shortly unless
members of the public lend a helping hand. Created by the City of Los Angeles after the 1992 Rodney King uprising, the 14-acre farm in South Central Los Angeles, offers plots of land that 350
low-income families use to grow their own food. The City of Los Angeles sold the land it to a developer in a backroom deal.
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.