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San Francisco's urban farmers join battle for green space, invoking Istanbul

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Hayes Valley Farm, an urban permaculture farm in San Francisco, which was displaced this month, to make way for condominium development.
(image by Patrick Connors)

Occupiers who attempted to save Hayes Valley Farm renamed it Gezi Gardens, invoking the battle for green space in Istanbul, Turkey. KPFA Radio spoke to San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos about the push and pull over public land use, and his efforts to help build community consensus around an urban farm in another part of the city.

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