Clean freaks and community gardens

03/14/2014 9:03 AM

03/10/2014 2:25 PM

Re "Growing the concept of urban agriculture" (Forum, March 9): Sacramento's existing ordinance includes expensive, gold-plated requirements for official community gardens. Why?

Too often, blight it doesn't look like Sunset Magazine. I've run into this clean-freak mindset as a participant in the late Franklin Boulevard redevelopment area committee. I still don't understand why a facade renovation is expected to improve real neighborhood needs such as healthy food and affordable shelter.

Superficial prejudices such as this also contradict what plants like: No bare soil but instead either plants or mulch and not pavement. Hint: mulch is the stuff carbon-spewing leaf-blowers treat as blight.

-- Muriel Strand, Sacramento

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