Chapter 2 The Present
As Compton enters a new era of social stability and economical development, its city government and residents see Richland Farms' as a potential ecological, sustainable, urban agricultural model.
As Compton enters a new era of social stability and economical development, its city government and a handful of NGO'S - such as Heal the Bay, the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy, the Watershed Council - and a few community residents and activists see Richland Farms' as a potential ecological, sustainable, urban agricultural model that can be replicated in other inner cities across the nation. Despite having a common goal, their efforts often collide.
A group of students from the Environmental Charter School sat down with community leader Mayisha Akbar, Compton's Major Eric J Perrodin, Councilwoman Yvonne Arceneaux and horse handler Jocie Reynaga from the ranch "Pueblos Unidos" - and other members of the community - to try to understand a common goal between these diverse parties and possibly plant the seed for discussion and engagement around the future of Richland Farms.