- Young ChoMiss Me (Sweet People Apparel Inc.)
Bring Back South Central Farm
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Once the largest urban farm in the United States, spanning 14 acres and feeding 350 families in the midst of an industrial and residential landscape, the South Central Farm was an oasis flourishing from 1992 - 2006.
Farmers and supporters have formed the South Central Farm Restoration Committee with the intention to #BuyBackTheFarm. Our goal is to secure the farm and protect one of the last and largest remaining undeveloped parcels of land in LA County. With a land trust in place the farm would be a permanent jewel for the city of LA’s sustainability and green endeavors.
Today the land is owned by the PIMA Alameda Partners, LLC, a clothing conglomerate (Poetry, Impact Mfg., Miss Me, Active Basic USA) – with plans to develop the parcel into a retail manufacturing and warehouse facility. With literally hundreds of comparable sites in the LA metro area to choose from, selling the parcel back to the South Central Community will allow for PIMA to be part of the solution for a greener Los Angeles.
The South Central Farm is securing pledges with partners who are ready to step up with funding if PIMA becomes a willing seller.
How to Help:
In addition to signing the petition, join the conversation online through following @BringBackSCFarm on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You may also send a Letter of Support to the to the City Council. In the coming weeks we will share community events and powerful opportunities to lend your valuable support. You can email the campaign directly: BringBackSCFarm@gmail.com
The South Central Farmers have continued their mission and currently sell organic produce at 10 Farmers Markets throughout Los Angeles, as well as drop-off CSA boxes in over 15 locations (which we encourage you to visit).
Response to the initial phase of the campaign has been strong with widespread support from respected leaders and celebrity advocates like: Daryl Hannah, Scottie Thompson, Shailene Woodley, Nicole Richie, Ian Somerhalder, Van Jones, Moby, and others.
Restoring the farm to it's original location will help grow community involvement and cultural celebration through its programs and park facilities. It will provide more oxygen and less pollution as well as lower greenhouse gasses in one of the dirtiest air corridors in all of Los Angeles, and it will grow the idea in people’s hearts and minds that if you work hard enough for something it will bloom.
- Miss Me (Sweet People Apparel Inc.)
We urge you to accept the offer from the South Central Farm Restoration Committee to purchase the land at 41st and Alameda Street so that it may be restored to what was once the largest urban farm in the nation.
There are hundreds of potential warehouse sites in the LA metro area to meet the needs of PIMA. Utilizing existing vacant warehouse space to meet your business needs and selling the parcel back to the South Central Farm Restoration Committee represents a WIN-WIN for both parties that will allow for PIMA to be part of the solution for a greener Los Angeles.
The South Central Farm will grow more than food. It will help children grow to be responsible and accountable adults. It will grow community involvement and cultural celebration through its programs and park facilities. It will provide more oxygen and less pollution as well as lower greenhouse gasses in one of the dirtiest air corridors in all of Los Angeles. It will grow the idea in people’s hearts and minds that if you work hard enough for something it will bloom.
Thank you kindly,
South Central Farm Restoration Committee
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