Re: Land Use on Coho Acreage
From: John Beutler (
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:00:07 -0700 (PDT)
Ah, but in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, almost everything grows everywhere! 

(a Corvallis native who's lived in the East his whole life)

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On Aug 17, 2012, at 3:45 PM, Don Benson <benson6451 [at]> wrote:

> There is also the option to study the land and discover what it might be best 
> used for.   Not all land is good for growing crops, etc. 
> Don Benson
> 503.296.7249
> On Aug 17, 2012, at 12:37 PM, Nancy Baumeister wrote:
>> How much land should be devoted to food growing is a matter on ongoing 
>> discussion at CoHo Ecovillage in Corvallis Oregon, as we are in the process 
>> of 
>> updating our land use plan after 5 years of residence here. Food crops seem 
>> to 
>> be mostly in competition with recreational space and wild space and also 
>> with 
>> what people think is nice to look at.
>> I think that collaborating with people in the larger neighborhood on food 
>> crops 
>> has been an excellent strategy for relieving the tension. Even in a city 
>> there 
>> is lots of underutilized space.
>> Nancy
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