Category Archives: Common Law

Urban fruit gleaning & trespass.

One creative way in which community organizations are feeding people in the city is through gleaning uneaten and unwanted fruit from trees on public land and in private backyards. For example, the Baltimore Orchard Project seeks to: Glean fruit from … Continue reading

Posted in Common Law, Gleaning, Property Law, Urban Agriculture Law Project |

Licenses & easements.

When we left Novella yesterday, she had just spoken with the owner of the large lot on which she had dug and planted a garden, without his permission. The man saw her work on his property and told her: “Garden … Continue reading

Posted in Common Law, Easement, License, Property Law, Tort Law, Trespass, Urban Agriculture Law Project, Vacant Lots |

Guerrilla Gardening & Trespass

You may have heard of Novella Carpenter, an urban farmer with a small city lot in a particularly gritty part of Oakland, California. She wrote a great book called Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer, which is a … Continue reading

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TESTIMONIAL

Starting a nonprofit can be quite overwhelming, there are lots of things to be aware of prior to beginning this process. Community Law Center was there for me every step of the way.

Cathy Kratovil, Elmwood-Belmar Park Community Association