community gardens growing

Scene last fall from Mt. View Communiy Gardens, north end of the neighborhood at McPhee Ave.  I learned at Monday’s Community Council meeting that a program called RAIS [Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services], run by Catholic Social Services is working with refugee immigrants from various nations at these gardens and they are tied in with farmer’s markets to sell the results.  RAIS announced their intention to expand the gardens at the McPhee location, doubling their footprint and the Council passed a resolution in support of these plans.  I could picture a lot of unused and under-used land in Mt. View and surrounding areas being converted to agricultural uses in the future — it’s kind of intriguing, isn’t it?

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