SF gardeners face down developer
A three-month-old community gardening project initiated by San Francisco residents is being threatened by the owner of the lot they adopted for their garden. The owner, who lives outside of the city, has petitioned city builders to tear down the garden and pull out the plants. Previous to the project, the plot was a vacant lot where people threw garbage, dog poop and hypodermic needles. The landowner would like the lot to remain vacant, and has not responded to offers by the gardeners or community residents to rent the space and maintain it as a garden.
The gardeners did not legally procure the space before planting there.
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Land owner threatens community garden at Fulton and Stanyan Streets in San Francisco. The 1,300 sq foot plot is home to a variety of locally grown vegetables and fruit. The garden also became a liberated community space. After three months of building the garden, local residents are inspired to save the garden from the land owner’s threats. Everyone is welcome to visit the garden and participate.