Reasons Why We Should Save BAREC!!!
area of Santa Clara County needs a park and BAREC is right
in the middle of the district! Have a look at the county
is another example of an organic farm in the middle of dense
urban living: Fairview
page flyer to quickly learn about the land and its importance
and to share with others in the community.
"This site should receive national historical
--Lori Garcia, Santa Clara County Historical
Heritage Commission and author, Santa Clara From Mission to
"If this parcel of land has the agriculture
zoning removed, it would not only be a tragic loss to the
community's heritage and its future, but also close the door
to any opportunities we may have in the future to pursue our
research and education work in the Santa Clara Valley."
--Dr. Carol Shennan, Director of UC Santa
Cruz's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
done on BAREC.
review our presentation
to Santa Clara County Supervisor Jim Beall in September 2005.
Also look at our ideas on how
this land can be used based on what UC Santa Cruz has
done with their financially stable, self sustaining, and income
for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) program,
including their children's Life
also presented to the Santa Clara County Board of Education.
See the presentation here.
of the many
from well known individuals
what type of bird
wildlife exists at BAREC as seen by bird experts.
Visit www.NotCaserta.org for Caserta info.
Visit www.NorthOfForest.org for information about the North of Forest neighborhood.
few examples of what BAREC used to do:
Gardeners - Blueberry Picking - 1997
Turf and Landscape Field Day - 1999
article on the bad "deal" - 2000
Gardener Open House - 2001
Oat test - 2002
Common Wheat test - 2002
of Needed Programs
Sharon's McCray's BAREC History PowerPoint, updated February
of documents supporting UC Center Land as fulfilling requirements
to be a Historical Landmark by Sharon McCray.
a letter sent to Santa Clara Mayor Mahan in August 2003 from
Master Gardener Sharon McCray, showing how BAREC can be saved,
supported, and sustained. Click
here to download
recent poll shows that 8 out of 10 people in Santa Clara Valley
are concerned about the lack of open space in the Santa Clara
--Bob Gerard, Attorney and Retired Stanford
Professor, February 2004
is a non-renewable resource. It would seem shortsighted to
make a dollar at the expense of what has been a resource for
the greater community.”
--Vicki Moore, Greenbelt Alliance
space raises property values."
--Daniel Press, author of Saving Open Space,
Professor Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz
Read the Silicon Valley Business Journal article on how agricultural open space helps a community as a whole.
--Kathryn Mathewson, January 2003
Chicago did a Millennium Park Economic Impact Study that shows the value of having open space.
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