Garden Justice Legal Initiative (GJLI)

Press Hits

Q&A: The last word from Amy Laura Cahn, veteran lawyer for urban farmers — PlanPhilly, August 11, 2017

Sale of West Philly community garden causes stir — Philadelphia Inquirer, April 11, 2017

Philadelphia Considers Exempting Gardens From Stormwater Fees — Next City, November 11, 2016

Philly Rebooted: The Biggest Ideas of 2016 — and Beyond — Philadelphia Magazine, October 15, 2016

Urban agriculture leaders ask for citywide commitments to garden preservation and creation — PlanPhilly, September 26, 2016

Philly’s army of gardeners look to harvest City Hall’s support — Metro, September 22, 2016

South Kensington’s ‘little garden’ sticking around — for now – Generocity, April 13, 2016

Amid land battle, South Kensington gardeners can keep calm and farm on – Al Dia, April 12, 2016

It’s time to double down on protecting community gardens – Grid Philly, March 31, 2016

South Kensington gardeners take on developer in court – Philadelphia Inquirer, March 18, 2016

In Sharswood/Blumberg, residents facing eminent domain want to fight back – Philadelphia Daily News, December 10, 2015

Urban Farmers Look To Land Bank For Help Holding On To Property – Hidden City Philadelphia, January 30, 2015

A sad harvest – Philadelphia Daily News, July 17, 2014

Urban farms still struggle to put down legal roots – Plan Philly, July 10, 2014

Amy Laura Cahn helps gardens blossom from weed-choked lots in Philadelphia – The Christian Science Monitor, June 6, 2014

New gardens, new tools, and a summer garden tour – Plan Philly, May 22, 2014

New Neighborhood Gardens Trust launches this week with goals to better target garden preservation, protect more land – Plan Philly, May 20, 2014

Justice for the Gardens – Philadelphia Inquirer, January 19, 2013

Blight’s Out – Grid Magazine – January 14, 2013

A New Zoning Code, and a New Era for Urban Agriculture in Philly – Next City, December 7, 2012

Counting the harvest: How numbers can save urban gardens – Grist, August 28, 2012

Taxing Times at Central Club – South Philly Review, June 7, 2012

Two Minutes with Amy Laura Cahn – City Paper, November 17, 2011

Sometimes, Even a Garden Needs a Lawyer – Northeast Times Star, October 27, 2011


Grounded in Philly

Another Weapon in Philly’s Fight Against Blight Emerges – Curbed, March 11, 2015

How Grounded in Philly is Making Vacant Lots Accessible to the Public – Generocity, February 16, 2015

K(no)w Vacancy: From NY to PA, Urban Land Maps Support Reclaiming Abandoned Lots  – Civil Eats, July 26, 2013

Grounded in Philly: Interactive map of 32k+ vacant lots – Technically Philly, July 2, 2013

Two Awesome New Resources for Philly’s Urban Gardeners – Philadelphia Magazine’s Be Well Philly, June 27, 2013

Website Connects Interested Parties with Vacant Lots – KYW Radio/CBS Philly, June 26, 2013

Residents Get New Tools to Help Vacant Lots Become Productive – Weekly Press, June 26, 2013

New website helps gardeners secure vacant land – Plan Philly, June 26, 2013

Putting Vacant Land on the Map: A Tech Tool to Solve Philly’s Blight Problem – Citypaper, June 25, 2013

Web tool aims to help Philly residents rescue blighted lots – Newsworks, June 24, 2013

Powerful App, New Coalition to Turn Vacant Lots into Green Spaces – Grid Magazine, June 20, 2013