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The Issue

A small group of Cambodian refugee farmers have been evicted from a vacant city-owned parcel in southeastern San Diego where they’d grown food for 26 years.

Why They Were Kicked Out

The property was under lease from the city by a local nonprofit next door. Before renewing the nonprofit’s lease, the city wanted the farm cleared and the land given back.

The Bigger Picture

There are no plans for the parcel, other than to clear it off. A refugee resettlement agency is working to get necessary permits to keep the farm there.

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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