Urban Gardening is Alive and Well and Living in Downtown San Jose

Posted on Jun 23 2017 - 8:44am by UOG

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“Ask any gardener: Nothing tastes so sweet as something you grew yourself, even in the big city. Before Silicon Valley was paved over with concrete, it was the Valley of Heart’s Delight, boasting some of the world’s richest topsoil.

Kumar is keen to spread the good word about gardening. Along with several PayPal colleagues, he volunteered to build a greenhouse for a San Jose non-profit called Valley Verde, which helps low-income families grow their own food.

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On a recent sunny day, the group celebrated the greenhouse’s grand opening in San Jose’s first “urban agriculture incentive zone.” What was a used car lot is now covered with raised planting beds and stacks of bagged soil.”

Read the full article at: “https://ww2.kqed.org/bayareabites/2017/06/22/urban-gardening-is-alive-and-well-and-living-in-downtown-san-jose/