Category Archives: Trespass

Gardening in publicly owned parkways.

By now, most people with an interest in urban agriculture have seen this Ted Talk boasting over 1 million views, given by Los Angeles guerrilla gardener Ron Finley. In 2011, according to this LA Times article, Mr. Finley received a … Continue reading

Posted in Trespass, Urban Agriculture Law Project |

Land Security for Community Open Spaces.

As discussed in a previous post, CLC attorneys and interns have been cross-checking Baltimore City’s Adopted Lot list against the list of properties that are currently for sale under the City’s Vacants to Value program. In the spring, CLC found … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, License, Trespass, Urban Agriculture Law Project |

City of Philadelphia threatens to sue guerrilla gardener for trespass.

View more videos at: The City of Philadelphia has threatened to sue city businessman Ori Feibush for trespass after he spent $20,000 of his own money to beautify a trash-filled city-owned vacant lot next to his business, without city … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Common Law, Guerrilla Gardening, Property Law, Tort Law, Trespass, Vacant Lots |


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