Irvine, California, where I live, is expanding at an incredibly rapid pace. Thousands of homes (plus schools and other public works necessary) are being added every year as the population skyrockets–4% per year according the the city’s own website.
And yet Irvine still has farms and always will. That’s not an idle brag. We’ll always have farms because farms are using land no one else wants!
This farm is one of many sharing an easement for high tension power lines. These high voltage feeders are the only above ground power lines in the city.
That gives us farms a football field wide and a mile or two long! Welcome to SoCal. Everything grows here.