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2006 roundup #12: Los Angeles urban farm bulldozed

There were bigger stories and bigger injustices in 2006, but the story that touched me came from Daryl Hannah's environmentalist video blog, involving the  bulldozing of an urban farm in Los Angeles.  The farm had supported dozens of dirt-poor migrant families with its produce, and the produce - absorbing massy carbon dioxide from the smog - was spectacular.  But, a corporation bought it to turn into warehouse space, and though it sold for $6.5 mil USD to them, they demanded $16 mil USD from the Public Land Trust to give it up.  Folk singer Joan Baez tree-sat to try to save the farm but ultimately it was destroyed.  [GT]

Original stories: Los Angeles urban farm bulldozed | Joan Baez braves bulldozers for LA organic garden | Daryl Hannah on green architecture

December 28, 2006 in Arts & information, Green News, Plants & gardens | Permalink

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