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They had to walk or ride a bus to get there. Some people lived by the area but not everyone. This is a documentary. There were many different plants. Sits in the idle of industrial area. It no longer loks that way it is gone.they grew corn papaya, cilantro,zucchinis, lettuce, they didn’t use chemicals to grow them just water, this was a different community garden from other gardens. 13 acres big. In 1992 the worse riots in LA started because cops beat up rodny king. The riots lasted 3 days. 53 killed 4thousand injured. 1 billion dollar damage. In order to pasafy the community they started the community garden. Before the garden it was trash full of homeless people trash, waste etc… they started to give sports to grow plants. They had to bring dirt in. it was a simple idea, land people food, happy days said the woman. Largest community garden in US. In jan 2004 ralph wanted them out of the garden just like that. The farmers were to be evicted in two months. People satred crying when they found ut they were getting kicked out. The sheriff isn’t going to do anything unless theres an order to evacuate the people. Rifuna decieded to get peole together to manifest against the eviction. The gardeners went to city hall to fight the eviction. Jan Perry hlped sell the land the farmers didn’t really like her. many gardners talked and said how they
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