Urban Farming (September 7, 2005)
The Beyond Organic Radio Show

Urban Farming

For many city dwellers, having neighborhood green space makes for some great hobby gardening. But for the low income urban farmers of South Central Los Angeles, its a question of earning a living, creating their own access to fresh produce and maintaining a vibrant community where families can grow traditional ethnic foods and expose their children to a gang-free environment.

So when their 14-acre community garden was sold out from under them, they decided to occupy and are now refusing to leave while their legal appeals are heard by the California State Supreme Court.

Join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, to learn more about the South Central Farmers. Hell also talk to award-winning author Michael Olson, an expert on profitable small parcel farming, and well hear from an urban beekeeper.

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