The seeds of hope have been sown in a community garden in South Kensington.
Last month, La Finquita — “The Little Farm” — entered a lawsuit with Mayrone, LLC, a developer looking to seize the once-abandoned property.
For now, La Finquita is safe.
“In response to the developers’ threats, we applied to the court for an injunction to restrain the developers from taking the matters into their own hands,” wrote Barbara Grimaldi, director of development and communications at The Public Interest Law Center, which is representing La Finquita’s parent nonprofit the Catholic Worker in partnership with Saul Ewing, LLP.
Grimaldi said that motion was denied. But, last week, the garden was granted an “emergency injunction.”
“For now, gardeners can move forward with spring planting and preparations for another robust growing season,” Grimaldi said.-30-
From our Partners
Ana Santiago wants to restore her husband’s garden. And with it, she says, the neighborhood’s respect
Another community garden is losing land to development
Neighborhood gardens grow community as much as food. Now there is online tool to help
¿Cómo preparamos a estudiantes sin ninguna historia familiar de educación universitaria?
Meet Alfrea, the social enterprise that’s like Airbnb for community gardening
Here’s the story of how the Sharswood community fought developers to keep North Philly Peace Park alive
How Bartram’s Garden is using its historic mission for new work on the Schuylkill
How do we prepare first-generation graduates for college?
Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity