Happy Lot Farm and Garden looks to take root elsewhere

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Andromeda Brooks is at it again. If she had her way, she’d turn every empty lot near her home into a farm fit for Old McDonald. And to her luck, and maybe Old McDonald’s, there’s more land to be had near the corner of 1st Street and Chanslor Avenue. Linda Schneider, founder of Self-Sustaining Communities,…

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Olive trees given to lucky shoppers

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Richmond residents shopping at the farmers market for fresh produce Saturday snapped up 1,000 free organically grown olive trees alongside their bags of fruits and vegetables. The giveaway was a collaboration between McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma and the environmental group Self-Sustaining Communities. “We’re not only trying to change the scenery of Richmond by having more…

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