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San Francisco | Environment & Forest Defense

Neighbors in San Francisco's D11 join the battle for green space and community
by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison
Sunday Jun 16th, 2013 4:13 PM
KPFA EVENING NEWS, 06.15.2013: Occupiers attempted to save San Francisco's Hayes Valley Farm, renamed Gezi Gardens to invoke the battle for green space in Istanbul, Turkey, but police raided it this week to make way for condo development, in the early morning hours of June 13th. KPFA spoke to San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos about the push and pull over public land use, and organizing to create an urban farm in District 11.
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San Francisco District 11 Supervisor John Avalos
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Residents of San Francisco's District 11 met with city officials about siting an urban farm in Crocker Amazon Park.
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Occupiers renamed San Francisco's Hayes Valley Farm "Gezi Gardens," invoking the battle for green space in Istanbul Turkey, as the farm was displaced for condo development. Occupiers expect the trees to be cut down on 06.16.2013.

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Crocker Amazon Park is in District 11 on the south side of San Francisco.  Hayes Valley Farm, which has been displaced for condo development, was in District 5.


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Thank youAnn GarrisonMonday Jun 17th, 2013 9:18 AM
Hayes Valley FarmWilliam BulkleyMonday Jun 17th, 2013 8:49 AM