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Law Center intervenes on behalf of Farm 51

The Law Center is intervening on behalf of Southwest Philadelphia’s Farm 51 in a sheriff’s sale action that could have adverse consequences for the lush community resource. 

For the past six years, Farm 51 has been a community resource and educational farmstand under the City Harvest Grower’s Alliance Program of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Andrew Olsen and Neal Santos have converted 5105 and 5103 Chester Avenue from trash strewn lots to lush edible green space, and they have produced and distributed well over 6,000 pounds of produce to the immediate neighborhood.

On behalf of Mr. Olsen and Mr. Santos, the Law Center filed the intervention in the sheriff’s sale action pending for 5103 Chester Avenue, a parcel that makes up half of Southwest Philadelphia’s Farm 51, as it would adversely affect the farm. If the postponement is granted, Mr. Olsen and Mr. Santos will use the additional time to work with municipal officials and the community at large to craft a solution to preserve the property of Farm 51.

Click here to read the full Petition to Intervene.

Click here to learn more about Farm 51 and other clients of the Garden Justice Legal Initiative.