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.


Common Ground Corporate Philanthropy Community Garden Kitchen Waste Company Employee 
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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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