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By Clair Enlow
February 27, 2008
Here in the Puget Sound region, we live in a truck farmer's paradise — a moist, temperate climate with plenty of rich, alluvial soils and layers of organic matter.
But we might as well be on the moon. So much of that lovely soil has been excavated for foundations, sluiced away, contaminated or just plain covered up, never to grow tomatoes again. From Northgate to Tukwila, it was sold to the highest bidder and paved over, as waves of sprawl pushed out from Seattle.
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