Hello friends and family of the Salida Backyard CSA,
We are getting more offers of land all the time, which is very exciting. I feel it will be very easy for us to bump up to eight gardens in our second season when we have our funding online. For this season, we are trying to decide on two sites that will be the easiest to build and maintain, and be good representatives of what we're up to. It think the best long-term plan is to cluster sites around downtown Salida as much as possible. This is why some sites which might have great gardening attributes, like Lum Pennington's, are not on this short list.
I've gone to most of the sites that I have gotten contact info for, and narrowed them to five potentials, which are of bike-able distance apart (an important long-term consideration of what sites we choose.)
So we will start closer to the river and work our way west, here's the tour starting at 9 am Saturday the 9th (tomorrow!):
301 Scott St. Steve Duhane
(from the 1st and F stoplight, head east down First until it turns the corner and becomes Oak. Take a left pretty quick on Dodge, and the next right onto Scott. The property is on the right near the end of the street. We will distribute maps of the tour here.
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104 Wood St. Angela Damman
246 Blake Arden Trewartha and Read McCulloch
146 E. 6th Laurie Newman
638 I St. Rhiannon Larsen
Please give a quick reply to this email if you're planning to come.
call me with any questions, last-minute issues: 207-0069