MercuryNews.com – Salinas Valley Assemblyman Robert Rivas visited Veggielution Community Farm in San Jose on Wednesday morning on a tour of agriculture sites throughout the state and praised the 6-acre farm in East San Jose as a “model” for others.
“Clearly, in agriculture, things are changing in the state because of climate change,” said Rivas, who chairs the Assembly’s Agriculture committee and was joined Wednesday by San Jose City Councilwoman Magdalena Carrasco and fellow Assemblyman Ash Kalra. “We’re seeing more diversity in the ways we farm, and one of those ways is urban agriculture.”
And let’s face it, Veggielution is pretty darn urban. Taking up a corner of the 48-acre Emma Prusch Farm Park at the busy intersection of Story and King roads, Veggielution’s fields, gardens and buildings sit in the shadow of the flyover ramp from Highway 101 to Interstate 680.