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Thank you to everyone that came to the community meeting for 771 Rengstorff and expressed your support for shared gardens.

Attached is a picture of the votes for different design features.

It was really amazing to hear so much support for creating a wonderful space open to the public that preserves and maintains the existing elements such as the trees and garden. There were many thoughts shared and seemed to echo a vision of a space that is natural with paths and benches, a shared community or demonstration garden likely where the existing garden is, and historical features like the immigrant house and highlighting our agrarian past. People really wanted it to be bicycle and pedestrian friendly for access, and a learning space for kids (and everyone) to explore and learn about their world and food. Hopefully the bees can stay there too as they are an important part of the ecosystem.

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Posted Mar 9, 2015
Uri Pachter
Uri Pachter
Mar 10, 2015

Great news!

Posted by Uri Pachter on Mar 10, 2015
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kdcoombe

Hi. Thanks for supporting community gardens and shared gardens.

Soil&Water could use your help at an important upcoming meeting!

On March 5, 2015 @ 6:30pm (Thursday) will be the first community meeting for input on 771 Rengstorff (the newest city park). This meeting will create the design for the park so idea's brought up at the meeting on Thursday will be considered.

Location: Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Avenue

Background: Last year, Soil&Water made a lot of progress advocating for gardens to the City of Mountain View. The city has listened and incorporated exact wording for creating gardens into an official plan which allows more community gardens to be created. The first opportunity is 771 Rengstorff. This is a great fit and city staff are really considering it because the property:

Already has existing fruit trees (100+).
It was voted to be a passive park, which means gardens are a great fit.
It would create a community gathering space focused around food and growing food.
It already has bee hives on the property which make a garden better.
So much potential for creating a garden program for the community that includes people of all ages, kids, cooking classes, gardening classes, weekly volunteering.
Soil&Water has funding to create this project and has Kiwanis of Mountain View and Los Altos Community Foundation support.
This is our first opportunity and if this succeeds, there will be more gardens in the city.

So mark your calendar for Thursday, March 5, 2015! You have the power to affect the plans for this park.

It is only by showing up and expressing support for shared community gardens that the city will incorporate this into their plans for the new park at 771 Rengstorff. www.mountainview.gov/civicax/c...

Also, please help me spread the word to others.
Thanks,
Kavita from Soil&Water

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Posted Mar 2, 2015
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kdcoombe

Hi. Are community gardens and shared gardens important to you? March 5, 2015 @ 6:30pm
Soil&Water could use your help at an important upcoming meeting!

On March 5, 2015 @ 6:30pm (Thursday) will be the first community meeting for input on 771 Rengstorff (the newest city park). This meeting will create the design for the park so idea's brought up at the meeting on Thursday will be considered.

Location: Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Avenue

Background: Last year, Soil&Water made a lot of progress advocating for gardens to the City of Mountain View. The city has listened and incorporated exact wording for creating gardens into an official plan which allows more community gardens to be created. The first opportunity is 771 Rengstorff. This is a great fit and city staff are really considering it because the property:

Already has existing fruit trees (100+).
It was voted to be a passive park, which means gardens are a great fit.
It would create a community gathering space focused around food and growing food.
It already has bee hives on the property which make a garden better.
So much potential for creating a garden program for the community that includes people of all ages, kids, cooking classes, gardening classes, weekly volunteering.
Soil&Water has funding to create this project and has Kiwanis of Mountain View and Los Altos Community Foundation support.
This is our first opportunity and if this succeeds, there will be more gardens in the city.

So mark your calendar for Thursday, March 5, 2015! You have the power to affect the plans for this park.

It is only by showing up and expressing support for shared community gardens that the city will incorporate this into their plans for the new park at 771 Rengstorff. See flyer attached.

Also, please help me spread the word to others.
Thanks,
Kavita from Soil&Water

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Posted Mar 2, 2015
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