A Garden in Jeopardy
The garden faces a struggle to maintain land access and food sovereignty.
Santa Cruz’s Beach Flats neighborhood situated near the flashy Santa Cruz Boardwalk embodies a conundrum. As gardeners work their plots the sounds of the roller coaster and crowds at the Boardwalk fill the air. This small community, historically Latino, has for over two decades been working to preserve itself fending off proposals to raze the housing, murals, taquerias, and garden to develop a commercial district at the foot of the city’s greatest tourist attraction.
This film will explore how the garden intersects with the "Urban Growth Machine" and gentrification.
Save the Beach Flats Community Garden