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February 23, 2011 | 07:00 PM

I hope the town renews the ECCO lease. The hoop buildings are necessary for the development of crops and for storing equipment off season and they are safely used through out the world. This community farm offers many local inhabitants the opportunity to grow their own food and serves as a meeting place to exchange agricultural ideas and dreams. The ECCO farm should serve as an example to other communities on the East End, New York and the nation just like the East Hampton Natural Resources Department.

Regarding the trace amounts of arsenic this should be monitored and abated if possible. See: http://www.raintreenursery.com/how_to/Arsenic%20Removing%20Plants.html http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/57na4.pdf http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/teacher/science/mod1/resources/fern-student.pdf

The land is there for ever and it must be repaired for future generations. Now more than ever we must encourage more food production and ECCO farm provides the perfect venue for local folks to explore sustainability. Think global, act local...grow you own and mind your own garden.

Clayton Munsey
2107 Capeletti Front Tile
Gurney's Inn