Guest post by CGF members Michelle Lieberman and Gal Mariansky
We’ve been members of Committee for Green Foothills for about 5 years now.
In 2010, we opened our nearly one-acre backyard farm, One Acre Farm. We grow a wide variety of fresh, in-season, local, and organic fruits and vegetables. Each week we deliver this produce to local families. It’s hard work, but we get tremendous satisfaction from growing our own food and seeing the cycles of life. We love that we can connect our customers to the source of their food. Because farmland in Santa Clara County is becoming so scarce, we want to do everything we can to protect what’s left.
Not long after starting One Acre Farm, we became members of Committee for Green Foothills (CGF). For us, it was clear that we needed to support the work CGF was doing in order to protect agriculture in southern Santa Clara County. We don’t personally have time to attend planning and city council meetings, and follow local policy decisions. We were glad to find Committee for Green Foothills and know they were out there doing it for us.
Just this past month we welcomed our first child. Now, as parents, we are more committed than ever to preserving the remaining farmland in our region. We know that by giving to CGF we are protecting farmland not only for us, but for our children, and our children’s children.
Don’t forget, #GivingTuesday is Tuesday, December 1. We’re matching all donations, dollar-for-dollar (up to $1K), between now and December 2. We hope you’ll join us and make a donation today.
Michelle Lieberman and Gal Mariansky