CoCo San Sustainable Farm: An Urban Sustainable Vegetable Farm

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CoCo San Sustainable Farm is a 14.8 acre farm on public buffer land right in the middle of a heavy industrial area. The farm uses recycled water, high in nitrogen, which is otherwise discarded into …

CoCo San Sustainable Farm is a 14.8 acre farm on public buffer land right in the middle of a heavy industrial area. The farm uses recycled water, high in nitrogen, which is otherwise discarded into Suisan Bay (part of San Francisco Bay). We grow fresh produce using sustainable agricultural methods and hydroponic greenhouse growing to provide produce to the Food Bank and Schools.

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  • 1. CoCo San Sustainable Farm Carolyn Phinney, Ph.D. June 16, 2014
  • 2. 33-Acre Urban Buffer
  • 3. Where Have We Been?
  • 4. Volunteers Cleaned Up Rocks and Construction Waste
  • 5. Planted Green Manure Crop
  • 6. Where We Are Going? Project Goals 1. Create Sustainable Urban Farm with free Land, Water, and Fertilizer 2. Provide Fresh Produce to Schools and Food Bank and Community with a Low Carbon Footprint 3. Teach Sustainable Agriculture and Hydroponic Greenhouse growing. 4. Provide Hands-On Learning in Science and Engineering 6. Provide Green Job Experiences & Demonstrate Green Technology 7. Create a Center for Sustainable Living to Educate Public 8. Create a Replicable Model
  • 7. Fresh Produce For Schools & Food Bank
  • 8. Learning Sustainable Agriculture
  • 9. Hydroponics Greenhouse
  • 10. Center for Sustainable Living
  • 11. Center for Sustainable Living