WATSONVILLE — A lush, verdant garden stands in what was once a barren, weed-choked plot in the north part of Watsonville.
The garden, called Mi Jardin Verde is adjacent to All Saints Episcopal Church. There, 50 families each maintain their own plot, growing vegetables and other food that help supplement their diets.
Tall stands of corn grow there, along with rows of beans, carrots, hot peppers and dozens of other vegetables.
The garden is part of Mesa Verde Gardens, a project of three gardens where 80 Watsonville families work the earth to grow their own food.
On Wednesday, 40 students from UC Santa Cruz’s Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture program visited the garden to see a working example of one of the very things they study — how to enable individuals to grow their own food organically in a sustainable way.
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