Culture, Society and Praxis

Document Type

Main Theme / Tema Central


Spreckels, an historic town in the Salinas Valley, has found itself in the middle of a struggle to save its identity from corporate farmers who want to build a subdivision on surrounding farmland and increase the town's size by 40%. Spreckels' situation is far from unique. The demand for new homes throughout California is forcing farmland to give way to urban sprawl. Allowing this trend to continue can and will lead to a variety of economic and environmental damage from which our state might never recover.