Beach Flats Garden Archive

May Day March for Beach Flats Garden and Boycott Driscoll’s

The march drew connections between saving the local Beach Flats Community Garden and the global boycott of Driscoll’s, the world’s largest berry distributor, founded and based in Santa Cruz County.

Beach Flats Gardeners Demand City Council Keep Their Promise

The City of Santa Cruz promised to seek acquisition of the land for a permanent garden, instead they bulldozed 40% of the garden to facilitate Seaside Company's agenda.

Hundreds March for Beach Flats Community Garden

Gardeners seek a creative solution to preserve twenty five years of cultivating food and culture in the heart of the Santa Cruz Beach Flats.

Marching and Speaking Out to Save the Beach Flats Community Center and Gardens

The Beach Flats Community Center (BFCC) is the neighborhood resource center in the heart of the Beach Flats community.

“Chango” Recognized with “Marciano Cruz Day” on May 12 in Santa Cruz

Marciano Cruz was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. For over 20 years, Marciano has been working to improve the lives of people in the greater Santa Cruz community.

Plan Presented at Second Meeting to Save the Beach Flats Community Garden

At the meeting, the gardeners put forward a plan for the garden to be managed by the gardeners.

Cleaning, Weeding and Tilling in the Beach Flats

At the Beach Flats Community Garden, Domingo was pulling weeds and tilling the soil in preparation for Spring planting.

Initial Meeting to Save the Beach Flats Community Garden

A meeting was convened at the Beach Flats Community Garden to preserve the special community space and support it's gardeners.