South Central Farm, Echa La Mano (L.A.)Earth Day-Oakland
Posted May 17 2006
Images from the South Central Farm in L.A., a fund raiser for a school in Chiapas, Mexico, and Earth Day in Oakland.
In spite the relative light mood in the images, including the kids selling lizards for a dollar, the farm faces a dire situation. It's a 14 acre community farm that is set to shut down if 5 million dollars are not raised w/n the next couple of days. This is an amazing place and everyone from Immortal Technique to Leonardo DiCaprio has come out to support. Check out these links for more info: South Central Farmers and Save Our Garden
On a related note, check out the farming program going on at our school in Oakland via the Oakland Food Connection. Fortunately the situation is more stable, but we're all in the same struggle.
Finally, I know that they're a bit old, but here are some pics from the Youth Uprising Earth Day event. YU is an amazing youth-oriented community center in East Oakland, whose activities include a strong arts program. It's gained quite a bit of attention, including being featured in E-40's "Tell Me When to Go" video. This particular event found youth and others cleaning up MacArthur Blvd. on Saturday morning.