Common Ground: A Community Garden on Company Land

  • Frank Koch


At one end of the Syntex company’s land there is a sloping four-acre plot. In 1972, that land was virtually barren; even the weeds had a hard time there. It was sitting in reserve; in time, the company would build on it. Today that land is a flourishing garden and is producing an almost unbelievable amount of vegetables. It is run by Ecology Action, and it is called Common Ground.


Clay Toxicity Europe Petroleum Transportation 


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  1. 1.
    David Pimental et al., “Land Degradation: Effects on Food and Energy Resources,” Science (October 8, 1976); 154.Google Scholar
  2. a.
    John Jeavons, 1972–1975 Research Report Summary (Palo Alto, Calif.: Ecology Action of the Midpeninsula, 1976), p. 4.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Koch
    • 1
  1. 1.Palo AltoUSA

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