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Save my Berkeley garden

689 Signatures Goal: 300

My landlords are demanding I slash back my garden-- cut down all the trees, and eliminate hundreds of plants. If you like my garden as it is, please sign this petition. More info: My main planting bed, across the front of the duplex I live in, is only 5 feet deep. They want me to remove all plants from a three-foot wide strip of it. That would mean eliminating more than half the plants. And they want me to cut down all plants that are taller than four feet BELOW the roof line. That would mean killing all the palms I have raised from seed. I have tended this garden for more than thirty years, with the full knowledge and tacit approval of the landlords. It is outrageous of them to now say I must decimate it or be evicted.

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  • Meg
    Meg United States, San Francisco
    Apr 06, 2016
    Apr 06, 2016
    I used to walk by this garden all the time when I lived in North Berkeley. It was always a beautiful mystery, since I did not know who had so lovingly cultivated a piece of jungle in the city. It's a beautiful piece of art and I hope that the landlords are not so short-sighted as to force its removal.
  • Cassandra Sciortino
    Cassandra Sciortino United States, Berkeley
    Jan 01, 2016
    Jan 01, 2016
    The garden is a gift and landmark on Virginia St. I understand the need to paint the building, but I urge the landlords to find another solution than destroying a garden that is rare, beautiful and gives great value to the neighborhood. I adore this precious garden and if it is compromised will protest and use any opportunity I can to oppose the landlord and its management firm K K in any efforts of their's in Berkeley. Thank you dear Wally. Gratefully, Cassandra
  • Alyssa Hosbach
    Alyssa Hosbach United States, Berkeley
    Dec 08, 2015
    Dec 08, 2015
    This garden is a critical landmark for North Berkeley. The first day I arrived in Berkeley, this was the garden that took my breath away. Please leave this garden alone!
  • D. Hufnagel
    D. Hufnagel United States, San Jose
    Nov 29, 2015
    Nov 29, 2015
    Wally has bent for the owners. They have refused to bend. His garden means much to the community at large and adds curb appeal to their units. Painting can easily be done without removing 4 feet of plants. This is readonable.
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    Meg United States
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    Carin Zellerman United States
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    Cassandra Sciortino United States
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    Alyssa Hosbach United States
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    D. Hufnagel United States
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    Arthur Montazeri Canada
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    Vee United States
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    JILL BRESSLER United States
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