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Urban Farming at the Great Park
For most non-farmers, there’s little contact with any kind of agriculture, large or small. But in Southern California’s Orange County, that agricultural opportunity starts with a walk in the park. Orange County officials decided locals should have the opportunity to learn more about where their food comes from.


Less than an hour south of downtown Los Angeles, the buildings and barracks of a former Marine Corps base are being uprooted, recycled, and literally mulched into a vast metropolitan park that includes a real-life farming operation. Larry Agran spearheads the cultivation of the Orange County Great Park, which now sprouts fields of produce and citrus, including a new grove of 5,000 Valencia orange trees. The park and its produce are much more than just a display area; the food raised here helps feed the homeless and hungry.

 

Links
Orange County Great Park
California Farm Bureau Federation
California Department of Food and Agriculture




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