On March 28, 2009 we established FARM on Hooper Street, adjacent to California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. The garden started as only 3 raised beds—mounds of mulch and compost that included herbs, a hill of strawberries, and vegetables. In the summer of 2010, an architecture class (with funding from our San Francisco Parks Trust Innovation Grant) transformed the beds into what they are now: beautiful raised beds with built-in benches. There are four areas now: 3 raised beds and one mound.There is an active group of mostly CCA students who plant crops regularly.
On October 31, 2009, we established the first FARM in Davis. It is located on K Street in central Davis, a residential neighborhood off of East Eighth Street. This front-yard conversion has engaged over 500 students and community members during workdays, community events, and fundraisers. In our first year, we grew over 1,000 lbs of food on the 2,000 square foot front yard (a larger than average front yard size in Davis).
In July 2010, FARM became a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization.
On October 15, 2011, we established the second FARM in Davis. It is located on Road 95, 6 miles west of UC Davis. This 2.6 acre parcel of land came with a large chicken coop, a small orchard (36 trees), a barn, and about 1.5 acres of empty land for planting. We’ve since developed the land by adding another fruit orchard, table grapes, berries, a natural dye garden, two kid’s gardens for our Grow & Give program, and 16 rows of vegetable crops.
Contact us: farmdavis(at)gmail.com