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“My Farm” – San Franscico firm harvests potential of unused land


Article by Tara Duggan, Chronicle Staff Writer
June 23, 2008

“Last month, Vollen, 44, and her husband, Gary Vollen, 45, turned to MyFarm, a new San Francisco business that took the family’s local and organic diet to a new level: by designing and planting an organic vegetable garden in their Marina district backyard. The Vollens pay MyFarm a weekly fee to maintain and harvest the vegetables that have just started to mature. They can gaze at their garden and dig into just-picked lettuce without so much as touching dirt.

“MyFarm installation costs $600 to $1,000, and maintenance costs $20 to $35 per week, depending on the garden’s size, and includes weeding, harvesting and composting. Those who opt to have larger gardens installed pay a smaller weekly fee and provide food to customers who, eventually, will be able to order a weekly vegetable delivery collected from MyFarm backyards.”

Link to article in San Francisco Chronicle here.

1 comment

1 Greg W { 06.30.08 at 6:51 pm }

At first glance I thought what a ridiculous and ‘instant gratification’ scheme this is.
I realize some people are too busy to garden for themselves and while this idea will not let them get the full benefit of working with nature i.e., exercise, fresh air, food growing experience, the plot is being used for food production so it can’t be all bad.
Only in America can people buy nature so they don’t get their hands dirty.