A community garden in West Oakland is the latest battlefield in the war against gentrification, according to activists who built the garden and have vowed to defend it.
Built over a period of several months, the Afrika Town Community Garden sits in what its organizers say was a dilapidated, needle-strewn lot at the intersection of West Grand and San Pablo avenues. Since it officially launched last month, the garden has served as a community hub, where volunteers serve free community breakfasts and offer free vegetables to anyone who wants them. But now, the volunteers say the owner of the lot wants to destroy