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Digging in: The local food movement in our yards and on our plates

Original post made on Jul 29, 2008

Sarah Machado climbs into the back of her truck at the Menlo Park Farmers' Market and emerges with four small pots of chives for a waiting customer. It's a sunny Sunday morning, and her stand has a steady flow of customers, scoping out the lemon cucumber, heirloom tomato, and mammoth basil seedlings. She's been coming to the market for over 10 years, selling seedlings she grows at her company, Upstarts Organic Seedlings in Santa Cruz.

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Posted by Joan
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 29, 2008 at 9:39 pm

Can anyone think of a parcel in Menlo Park that would be a good site for a community garden? This article gives strong arguments for creation of such a garden or gardens, and since the city seems to be committed to environmentally sound policies and action, it seems that creating one, or several, would be a huge step in the right direction.