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Marilyn's Farm
Marilyn's Farm

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AIR DATE: August 16, 2012

About two years ago, Marilyn Yamamoto stood on a dusty, empty lot in North Las Vegas.  She had a water tank, some personal funds, and a dream that one day this lot would be a thriving organic farm.  Today, Marilyn is the proud owner of Cowboy Trail Farm, an organic farm filled with fruit trees, chiles, carrots, squash, tomatoes, a tropical hothouse, and plenty of volunteers.  She sells at farmers' markets, and even runs her own Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group, where people get weekly deliveries of veggies.  We talk to Marilyn about her "Field of Dreams," and how she brought a community together to make her desert farm possible.
 
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Marilyn Yamamoto, founder and owner, Cowboy Trail Organic Farm and meetup group Organic Edibles
Duane Liibbe, co-founder of Cowboy Trail Organic Farm & Marilyn's husband
Jen Ryan, raw food chef
Yoshiko Akiyama, volunteer, Cowboy Trail Organic Farm
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    COMMENTS:
    I am so impressed at Marilyn's achievement, after I read her story, I would sign up the Indoor Agriculture Conference on April 24, and will try to meet her to join the team.
    Jack LeeApr 20, 2013 16:31:12 PM
    i met Marilyn via the downtown Green Jelly movement, especially in April at the Greener Blocks event. she is a joy to know and her produce is wonderful! i especially enjoyed her organic Green Peppers. they are great for sharing, as well as enjoying.
    rick passoAug 17, 2012 20:32:17 PM
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