Mar 4, 2013

The Disappearing Farmers of Silicon Valley

Who would have guessed that with every Apple product we buy, and every social media startup we join that we would be contributing to the demise of farmers? But that’s what’s happening in Silicon Valley.



Once home to a booming chrysanthemum business and cut flower business, the farmland is quickly being developed into housing for workers of the tech companies that call the area home. This short documentary by Hyphen magazine tells the story of Bob and Judy Kuang. Two Asian immigrants who were once part of a vibrant community of Asian immigrant farmers are seeing paradise paved. Their farm’s entrance is off of a cul-de-sac in the town of San Martin, California. You can read more about the Kuang’s and the areas Asian farmers in the accompanying article on Hyphen magazine. It’s a fascinating read.

 (Via BoingBoing)

1 comment:

  1. Urban sprawl is always sad to me, I'm glad some farmers are hanging on.

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