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The Farm at Los Olivos: Phoenix project ‘like the Desert Botanical Garden of agriculture’

The project would convert a four-acre plot on the west end of Los Olivos Park into a farm, education center and park concession.

By Dominic Armato
The Republic
Dec. 26, 2017

Excerpt:

Almost half of the 4 acres would consist of a farm and orchard that would educate the public and supply the park’s on-site concession.

“For me, this is the culmination of generations of work,” Moore says.

While a small portion of the farm would include a more diverse selection of crops for educational purposes, Moore and Mei are designing an actual, small-scale working farm.

“The mission is to look for all of the different ways in which we can bring real, working agriculture onto a site that is married to restaurants so the production doesn’t have to travel. It’s consumed on site,” Mei says.

The duo plan to bring the most modern technology to bear on the Los Olivos farm, which would be walkable and open to the public — an integral part of the park itself. Their hope is that exposing people to a working farm will help foster interest in agriculture, and inspire the community to learn more about where their food comes from.

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