Re: Urban Farming
Date: August 04, 2014 05:34PM
I live in the Schorsch Village neighborhood, and there used to be a lot of urban gardening in the city. I remember that the 3400 block of Natoma used to have a lot of greenhouses, and that lasted up probably until the 1960's. In my neighborhood you often see houses located on the back of the lot, or older houses with much newer houses flanked on either side. Often, people would grow vegetables on these additional lots that were used in the restaurants in the city. As property taxes rose, this type of domestic agriculture became unprofitable and the lots were sold off.