The Roots of Organic Farming

Visiting the farm at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz, was a personal high point of this series, though I couldn’t say exactly why. It could well have been because there’s an experimental blueberry plot there, and when I went in the spring, it was raining, and the green leaves were sparkling and the wet berries were offset perfectly, and here was this glistening working farm on an otherwise more-or-less normal college campus, which just happened to be on a hill above the Pacific.

Or it could have been because the Santa Cruz campus has a series of beautiful, renowned, well-run gardens and farms, unlike on any other campus in the country.

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  1. Jane Lucas said...

    Please consider looking at what is going on at UMass Amherst. You do not have to go to CA from Truro to find organic farming initiatives on campuses.

  2. Maxine Dalton said...

    Can’t figure out another way to reach you. Best of luck in your new enterprise. Thank you for all the columns. I will miss you.

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