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An Organic Farm in Mountain View? Yes! An Honest Letter

Original post made by Daniel Mart, Cuesta Park, on Sep 21, 2007

The result of the Grant Road farm vote was extremely disappointing and upsetting to me; I am still in shock. Forget zoning laws and all that -- open space is open space and we “must” protect it; if not for the good of ourselves, then for the good of our community, our children, our children’s children, our society, and this planet as a whole. How many laws must be conjured up before we realize the harm we are inflicting? How much wilderness and open space must be destroyed before it is too late? Is it not ironic that, in the name of so-called “progress,” man kills and destroys? Man builds houses; man destroys other animals homes. Man constructs shopping malls and golf courses; man gives local wildlife nowhere else to go. And when that wildlife attempts to return to their homes, acres of land now completely developed and invaded by humans, man murders them.

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Posted by Daniel Mart
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 21, 2007 at 2:22 pm

Daniel Mart is a registered user.

The word "space" at the start of the second to last paragraph got cut off; sorry about that.


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Posted by Mike Laursen
a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 22, 2007 at 3:02 pm

It is sad to see the farm go. One of the best ways to preserve open space in our region is to contribute to one of the local organizations that buys valuable tracts of land: Sempervirens Club, Peninsula Opens Space Trust, and, I believe, there's a new Silicon Valley Open Space Trust (I might have the name wrong).


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Posted by Daniel Mart
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 24, 2007 at 11:15 pm

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Very true ... organizations such as these are awesome.

City governemnt is not interested in open space; all they want is more money for the city. How? Development ... development ... development. Let the crazed non-profits and citizens grassroots efforts deal with open land, right guys?

The Grant Road Farm does not meet the criteria for preservation by non-profits, another bogus man-made law (according to environmental laws, small community farms do not matter). And as for citizens grassroots efforts, City Hall is basically saying, "we have all the power; screw you."