Salad days under threat as sprawling city comes knocking

By Carmel Egan
Updated January 5 2016 - 3:33pm, first published November 16 2009 - 6:36am
Dr Cate Burns surveys a field of silverbeet at Clyde, south-east of Melbourne, where possible rezoning by the State Government could see housing estates built on farm land. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer
Dr Cate Burns surveys a field of silverbeet at Clyde, south-east of Melbourne, where possible rezoning by the State Government could see housing estates built on farm land. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer

WITH its fields of silverbeet and neat rows of lettuce glistening in the sun, the farming enclave of Clyde on the Western Port plains doesn't look much like a battle zone.

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