Join Occupy LA in creating a community garden in the park of LA City Hall
  • Petitioned Richard Alacorn

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Los Angeles City Council
Richard Alacorn
City Of Los Angeles Department Of Recreation And Parks
Barry A. Sanders, Lynn Alvarez, W. Jerome Stanley, Jill T. Werner, Johnathan Williams
Los Angeles City Council
Ed Reyes
Los Angeles City Council
Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles City Council
Paul Krekorian
Los Angeles City Council
Dennis Zine
Los Angeles City Council
Tom LaBonge
Los Angeles City Council
Paul Koretz
Los Angeles City Council
Tony Cardenas
Los Angeles City Council
Bernard Parks
Los Angeles City Council
Jan Perry
Los Angeles City Council
Herb Wesson Jr.
Los Angeles City Council
Bill Rosendahl
Los Angeles City Council
Mitchell Englander
Los Angeles City Council
Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles City Council
Jose Huizar

Join Occupy LA in creating a community garden in the park of LA City Hall

    1. Petition by

      Sean Lambert

      Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles is in a crisis:  from unprecedented numbers in home foreclosures, to high unemployment, to thousands of people suffering from hunger and homelessness.  As stakeholders in our communities, and as compassionate people, we feel we must do our part.  

We invite you to join us in beautifying the Commons, feeding the hungry and homeless and fostering community, through creating a community garden in the park that surrounds the Los Angeles City Hall.  Enrich Los Angeles, the nonprofit organization, is willing to provide the expertise and materials for the garden.  Others in Occupy Los Angeles have committed to help maintain it.

While we applaud the decision to create a drought tolerant garden around City Hall, we maintain that a part of the area should be reserved for a vegetable garden dedicated to feeding the hungry and building community.  This idea was presented within the City’s process to gather input from the community, but it appears to have gone unheeded thus far.

As our dedication to the Commons and those suffering from hunger and homelessness, we hope you will join in planting an organic food garden to show your commitment to addressing hunger as well as beautifying the Commons. Hunger in the land of plenty is a failing of the City of Los Angeles.

In order to end hunger now, we must be creative and act swiftly.  Act with us and show you care! 

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    • Sarah Wells LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      It's not quite fair to say that OLA is a bunch of dirty, disgusting people who ruin parks ... when there is an encampment on grass for three months, there will be damage to the grass. Period. This does not mean the grass will never come back ... although we are in LA, where grass isn't exactly native. Using it as a community garden is a way to keep the spirit of inclusiveness, so treasured by Occupy and many, many people across America, alive.

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    • Kathleen Mitro DAYTONA BEACH, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Subject: New law flyer

      MANDATORY FOOD DONATION LAW SEED

      One in 7 people in the United States are hungry each day

      Hunger is defined as the uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food and the exhausted condition that goes with it.

      In 1997 The Department of Agriculture estimated that 96.4 billion pounds of the 356 billion pounds of edible food produced was never eaten.

      Since 1997 the number of billions of pounds of thrown away food has climbed even higher.

      This food is put into landfills where it decomposes producing methane gas, a major source of greenhouse gases.

      We can totally eradicate hunger in the United States by redirecting this food into a hungry mouth.

      A person totally impoverished is a person in crisis.

      Humanitarian societies take care of people in crisis regardless of how that crisis came about.

      We must feed our impoverished citizens.

      We can feed them at no cost.

      We must pass laws that mandate edible food be donated to share with the hungry.

      This is recycling at it's best.

      We have now eradicated hunger and we have saved our environment.

      Help us pass these laws.

      Kathy Mitro kathymitro@yahoo.com 386-795-9643

      Keith McHenry keith@foodnotbombs.net 575-770-3377

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    • Leilani Battle CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      LA is in an environmental crisis as well. This will serve two important purposes for their community.

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    • Suzanne O'Keeffe LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      A garden is a strong symbol of community empowerment. This symbol is exceptionally appropriate in front of City Hall.

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    • Rachel Bailin LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I manage the largest urban farming company in LA called farmscape and we would love to see the city embrace a farm forward design. Here is our design for city hall: http://farmscapegardens.com/blog/233

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