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Founders of Gaia Gardens in Santa Fe quit urban farming in protest of city inaction

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Poki Piottin stands next to a farm stand in 2012 that he opened on Gaia Gardens. (Journal file)

“My hope is that our new ordinances will address situations like this one,” he mayor said

By Jackie Jadrnak
Albuquerque Journal
August 11, 2015

Excerpt:

Poki Piottin, who founded and runs the gardens with Dominique Pozo, said the next three months of produce will be given away to people in need.

The decision followed a third meeting with city officials Monday asking him to close the property’s farm stand. “I have decided to stop farming in the city — in protest,” Piottin wrote in an email.

But the farm also has faced other problems.

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