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by Barbara Courtemanche
on May 12, 2015 at 6:02 PM
5/12/15 I am G W Faulkner's Great-Granddaughter and was glad Thelma.s Trust was going to keep farming in the community. So many small towns give way to strip malls or mass housing.Santa Paula is the citrus capital of the world right? So why cannot the trustees put farming in the classroom & in the field.. Why can't the future farmers work with local schools & Rotary to help the farm & help the community. Why can't you use the upkeep and restoration needs to teach the soon to be lost building techniques. It seems like a win win for all. The farm gets its needs met & the students learn sustainable farming & carpentry.When the farm was purchased the needs of upkeep had to be known. Perhaps the acquisition was far more important than the needs of students and community after all.Every house,barn etc. has upkeep now you whine about it like its new to you. Which is it, you want to keep farming alive and well or you don't. You want to teach or you want fame and fortune. I saw this as an opportunity for all. Now I wonder
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