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New community garden opens on Friday

Original post made on Aug 15, 2019

Nearly 15 years after a local group of gardeners started petitioning the city for more community garden space, their goals will be met at the corner of Latham Street and Shoreline Boulevard.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 15, 2019, 1:54 PM

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9 people like this
Posted by Maya
a resident of Shoreline West
on Aug 15, 2019 at 2:29 pm

Welcome to our neighborhood!

20 people like this
Posted by Old Mtn View
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 15, 2019 at 5:09 pm

We’re paying almost a million dollars so 84 people can each have a small plot of dirt for a garden?

I love gardens too but that’s just a terrible use of taxes !

4 people like this
Posted by Tina
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Aug 15, 2019 at 7:13 pm

@ Maya I totally agree that the cost of this garden is outrageous but it probably employed an additional 8 landscape consultants who have to make a decent living. They certainly don't have enough talented Park and Recreation people to install 84 raised beds and irrigation system. The fence and shed alone was probably came close to breaking the budget. I think this gardexty85n got short changed though my 1 acre neighborhood garden has a 1.6 million budget.There is money to burn in MTN view. Remember this the next time you vote.

13 people like this
Posted by Office worker
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Aug 15, 2019 at 8:20 pm

City offers compost for free. So the dirt could have gotten for free. $650k construction cost could have hired 3 googlers at $200k each, and work for a full year. It's just some raised bed, what kind of fancy design do we need?

12 people like this
Posted by Greg David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 15, 2019 at 8:37 pm

Greg David is a registered user.

Nearly a million bucks?!?

Those are some expensive tomatoes. What a boondoggle.

9 people like this
Posted by patrick
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 15, 2019 at 8:56 pm

All those pine trees by the plots. Full of squirrels.

Very few tomatoes will survive to grow to fruition there, so even the tomatoes will not offset the million dollar idea. The Voice will be running that story in a couple of monmths I bet.

Could have maybe housed four or five families on that acreage. Maybe more. But thats not a very high priority is it?

9 people like this
Posted by Army Vet
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Aug 15, 2019 at 9:04 pm

Absolute insanity. They should have just told the gardeners to take over the land for free for the first couple of years and let them develop it after pointing them to a city supplied water source and a pile of shovels. That's real gardening. There, I just saved the city $1,000,000

6 people like this
Posted by TerrrrrIFIC!
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Aug 16, 2019 at 6:05 am

This is such a welcome addition! BRAVO!

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Posted by Neighbor2
a resident of North Whisman
on Aug 16, 2019 at 4:14 pm

This is fine- just as long as someone doesn't plant any marijuana than I guess it's OK.

2 people like this
Posted by HailHillary
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Aug 18, 2019 at 8:46 am

The citizens of California voted to make marijuana legal to consume and grow. Why shouldn't these people be able to grow cannabis... Especially for medicinal purposes. Marijuana is legal!

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