Compton, the early years
Type "west caldwell street and south center street, compton, ca" into Google Maps and you'll find yourself in the middle of Richland Farms, a section of Los Angeles zoned as agricultural. There are no sidewalks or streetlights and the residents own and raise horses, cows, pigs, chickens (and roosters), and other farm animals.
In the LA Times California section is the story, Farming in Compton's core, telling about the lives of the largely black and latino neighborhood of truly urban farmers.
The residents want to join together to form an "...agricultural collective, which would allow residents to pool their produce for sale, and to operate a petting zoo."
I imagine that after today's article they will be contacted by other Angelenos interested in urban farming, but then again, I might be wrong. Maybe I'll just have to contact them myself.