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Locals fight for more space in a Santa Cruz community garden

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santSanta Cruz, Calif. After much debate an agreement was made earlier this week involving the Beach Flats Community Garden in Santa Cruz, but some community members say it’s not enough.

“This garden has helped me a lot because it’s actually helped me give food to my children,” said Beach Flats Community gardener Emilio Martinez.

By Maya Holmes,
546 Keon
May 1, 2016

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he land that the beach flats garden sits on belongs to the Santa Cruz Seaside Company. At Tuesday’s city council meeting the city of Santa Cruz and Seaside Company finalized a lease that would allow the community to continue to use 60 percent of the space for gardening, rent free, for the next three years.

“We demand that the Seaside Company and the city work together to make the full beach flats garden permanent,” said protestor Katie He.

The seaside Company said they will use 10,000 of the 26,000 thousand square feet of the garden for landscaping and agricultural related purposes.

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Community garden workers in Manchester strip off for World Naked Gardening Day

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The team are hoping to raising enough money to install solar panels on the shop roof and need £3,000 to kickstart the process.

By Beth Abbit
Manchester Evening News
May 7, 2016

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A team of gardeners have thrown caution to the wind taking on their horticultural duties in the buff once again.

Staff at Hulme Community Garden Centre caused a stir when they posed in nothing but their birthday suits for World Naked Gardening Day last year.

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