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Action Alert: Save the largest community garden in the US!

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Save the South Central Farm!


The 14-acre South Central Farm, located at 41st and Alameda Streets in South Los Angeles, is thought to be the largest community garden in the United States. After a contentious three-year land-use battle that made news around the world, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) has secured an opportunity to save the Farm. Within the confines of a tentative purchase agreement, TPL hopes to help unify stakeholders and different sectors of Los Angeles to raise the money necessary to purchase the land. The community goal is to raise $1 million in less than 30 days, for this we need your help. Los Angeles must step up to the plate and help save this land. We have the opportunity to eliminate park poverty in this highly urbanized and semi-industrial neighborhood. We can make permanent and public the community and cultural benefits of the green oasis created by 360 families as they continue to grow healthy fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants to supplement their food budgets. Without the help of donors""both major and modest""the fate of the South Central Farm remains in doubt. Help us save this important community asset and transform it into a true multi-cultural regional resource built on the unique relationship between people and the land. If you would like more information about the project, fundraising or Parks for People-LA, please call Bob Reid 213.380.4233 x 14 or email at bob.reid@tpl.org or Alina Bokde 213.380.4233 x 27
-Checks should be made payable to "The Trust for Public Land",
-Please write "South Central Farm" in the memo line of your check
-Include the tear off portion of this flyer with your check.
-All donations are tax deductible, TPL is a 501(3)c non-profit organization.
-Visit the Parks for People website at www.tpl.org/p4pla

Yes! I'd like more information about""
_____The Trust for Public Land Address:__________________________________
_____TPL's Parks for People-LA program _________________________________________
_____The South Central Farm City, State Zip:_____________________________
_____Yes! I'd like to help fundraise for the email:____________________________________
South Central Farm

Mail checks and information requests to
The Trust for Public Land 3250 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2003 Los Angeles, CA 90010

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Rescametos la Huerta del Sur Centro!


La Huerta esta' localizada en entre las calles 41 y Alameda en el Sur Centro de Los Angeles, y quiza's es la huerta comunitaria ma's grande-- de tama├▒o de 14 acres -- en los Estados Unidos. Despue's de un contencioso esfuerzo sobre esta propriedad que dur├│ tres a├▒os y hizo noticias a tra'vez del mundo, el Trust for Public Land (TPL) ha obtenido la oportunidad de rescatar la Huerta. De un acuerdo tentativo para comprar el terreno, TPL espera unificar a todos los intereses y sectores diferentes en Los Angeles para recaudar fondos necesarios para comprar esta propiedad. Necesitamos su ayuda para alcanzar esta meta comunitaria de recaudar $1 mill├│n en menos de 30 d├as. Los Angeles debe de tomar acci├│n para rescatar este terreno. Tenemos la gran oportunidad de eliminar la inigualdad de parques en esta comunidad urbana y semi-industrial. Podemos hacer permanente los beneficios culturales de este oasis y traerlos al p├║blico para apoyar a las 360 familias en sus esfuerzos de cosechar frutas, vegetales y plantas medicinales para suplementar su comida y bien estar. Sin la ayuda de los donantes -grandes o peque├▒os- el destino de la Huerta del Sur Centro queda en duda. Tenemos que ay├║dar a rescatar este beneficio comunitario y transformarlo en un verdadero recurso regional y multi-cultural creado sobre la relaci├│n de la gente y la tierra. Si gusta ma's informaci├│n sobre el proyecto, la recaudaci├│n de fondos, o Parks for People-LA, favor de llamar a Alina Bokde 213.380-4233 x27 o Marybeth Vergara, 213-380-4233 x17.

-Cheques deben ser escritos al "Trust for Public Land"
-Por favor escriban "South Central Farm" en la l├nea de nota en su cheque
-Incluya la porci├│n debajo de este folleto con su cheque
-Todas las donaciones son deducibles para los impuestos, TPL is una organizaci├│n no lucrativa
Visite el website de Parks for People www.tpl.org/p4pla

S├! Quiero ma's informaci├│n sobre""
_____El Trust for Public Land Direcci├│n: ____________________________
_____El programa Parks for People-LA _________________________________________
_____La Huerta del Sur Centro de Los Angeles Ciudad, Estado, Zona Postal__________________
_____S├! Me gustar├a ayudar a recaudar fondos email:____________________________________
para la Huerta del Sur Centro de Los Angeles

Mande sus cheques y solicitud para ma's informaci├│n al
Trust for Public Land 3250 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2003 Los Angeles, CA 90010
Corte Aqu├ Corte Aqu├


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