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Breaking: Gardeners Evicted from Beach Flats Community Garden
by Save The Jardin
Wednesday Feb 3rd, 2016 10:47 AM
"City is clearing out gardeners stuff right now."
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[ Photo via @JardinDeLaPlaya: The gardeners presented a letter saying they will not vacate, they have faith the city will save 100% of the garden! ]


On Wednesday, February 3, at approximately 10:00 in the morning, a gardener and supporter of the Beach Flats Community Garden relayed the following information via text message, "City is clearing out gardeners stuff right now."

Updates:

* They are building the fence to divide the garden into the 60/40%.

* By noon, the fence was up and the city's crew was gone.

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For more recent news and information on the garden, please see:

Beach Flats Garden Supporters Raise Funds for Land Purchase
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/02/01/18782503.php

Beach Flats Garden Advocates Launch Fundraising Campaign, City Threatens Legal Action
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/02/02/18782525.php
§Press Release
by Beach Flats Garden Coalition Wednesday Feb 3rd, 2016 12:46 PM
BREAKING NEWS

Contact: Michael Gasser: 812 219 2296
Vicki Winters 831-239-6793

City workers arrived this morning and are constructing a fence through the heart of the Beach Flats Community Garden. Don Emilio and coalition members are on hand, imploring workers to preserve perennial plants and stop compacting soil tilth that gardeners have spent 20 years creating.
§Update from this morning
by Beach Flats Community Garden Wednesday Feb 3rd, 2016 2:02 PM
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City workers came & installed an orange plastic fence, dividing the garden. The whole garden remains intact. Gardeners watched the workers closely and community members showed up to support & observe. The workers have left and due to no indications of further action & verbal assurances to that effect, we've called off the emergency alert for today. Thanks, & stay tuned for further updates or urgent alerts in the coming days & weeks as negotiations continue regarding the fate of the Jardín. ‪#‎SaveTheJardin‬

Follow Jardín updates on Twitter!
https://twitter.com/JardinDeLaPlaya

http://beachflatsgarden.org/
§Don Emilio in front of his plot
by via Michael Gasser Wednesday Feb 3rd, 2016 4:00 PM
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Photo by Michael Gasser. February 3, 2016.

City puts up fence dividing @JardinDeLaPlaya Don Emilio in front of his plot. #savethejardin
§City of Santa Cruz does bidding of Seaside Company
by via Michael Gasser Wednesday Feb 3rd, 2016 4:04 PM
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Photo by Michael Gasser. February 3, 2016.

.@CityofSantaCruz does bidding of @beachboardwalk, fences @JardinDeLaPlaya #savethejardin
§Parks and Recreation Employees Divide Beach Flats Community Garden
by via Michael Gasser Wednesday Feb 3rd, 2016 4:07 PM
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Photo by Michael Gasser. February 3, 2016.

7 parks & rec employees show up to divide @JardinDeLaPlaya #SaveTheJardin
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You know you're from Santa Cruz if...Leigh MeyersWednesday Feb 3rd, 2016 12:49 PM
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