Urban Hike | Richland Farms
Sunday, July 31, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
PLEASE NOTE THIS URBAN HIKE IS SOLD OUT!
YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A RESERVED PURCHASED TICKET.
Richland Farms is a unique farming and ranch-style community located in Compton. It was founded in 1888 when Griffith D. Compton donated his land and stipulated that a portion be zoned as agricultural. In the 1950s, when African-American families began migrating from the rural South, they began a community tradition of small-scale farming. This allowed them the opportunity to work the land for their own use and benefit. More recently, a largely Latino community, originally from Mexico and Central America, has found a home-away-from-home in Richland Farms. On any given day, it is not unusual to see people riding horses as a means of transportation in this area; a neighborhood of approximately 435 homes, many on an acre or more of land, where residents own horses and livestock.
Local residents, activists, and organizations such as Heal the Bay, Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy, and the Watershed Council, view Richland Farms as a model of ecological, sustainable, and urban agricultural renewal. Yet, despite its rich history, increased development pressures threaten the future of Richland Farms.
Join de LaB and the A+D Museum for a special behind-the-scenes tour of Richland Farms with local Richland Farms advocate Dr. Lloyd Wilkins. Tour will also include access to a residence.
This special Urban Hike benefits Richland Farms, de LaB and the A+D Museum.
For more information about Richland Farms, click here.
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