From: Icicle Networks
Published September 6, 2005 12:00 AM

On Beyond Organic Radio: 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, it’s 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. He’ll also talk to award-winning author Michael Olson, an expert on profitable small parcel farming, and we’ll hear from an urban beekeeper.

The Beyond Organic one-hour radio show airs every Wednesday at 10 a.m. (PST), reaching thousands of listeners across North America via traditional radio stations, satellite radio, webcasting and podcasting. Shorter segments are rebroadcast on the CBS Radio Network and Armed Forces Radio. For information on this week's guests and to tune in, visit You can also listen at and

The show was created by Straus Communications, and is produced in association with Icicle Networks and the Environmental News Network.


Source: Icicle Networks

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