Garden Justice Legal Initiative (GJLI)

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In 2011, the Law Center launched the Garden Justice Legal Initiative (GJLI) to provide pro bono legal support, advocacy, and policy research to community gardens and urban farmers in Philadelphia’s communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, and historically disinvested neighborhoods.

Through GJLI, we engage with community members, develop partnerships with nonprofit and community-based organizations, and foster relationships between community gardeners and municipal authorities to help foster a movement in Philadelphia to support food access and positive vacant land policies. We aim to give communities greater control over the future of their neighborhoods.

The initiative is headed by Law Center attorney Amy Laura Cahn and supported by a Skadden Fellowship.


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