Golden-crowned Sparrow

A Jewel of the Peninsula?

You may hear the sweet tunes of the Golden-crowned Sparrow before you set your vision upon it.  Its earth-toned feathers and ability to camouflage itself allows this bird to successfully consume all kinds of foliage, fresh seedlings, and in particular, the edibles that we grow at Farmscape. These creatures spend their time in small groups and […]

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The Buzz about Biochar

Field-testing a new Soil Amendment

There’s a new hip product on the agricultural block that’s generating a lot of buzz: biochar.  Proponents point to a number of environmental benefits including: carbon sequestration, increased soil fertility, improved water quality due to reduced runoff, and increased agricultural yields.  Sound too good to be true?  It could be.  But it also has the […]

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2016 Year in Review

Agrihoods, Rooftop Farms and Front Yard Gardens

As we enjoy a much-needed rainy January, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the new projects that we tackled in the past year and review some emerging trends. 2016 was a big year of growth as our staff increased in size from 20 employees to 30. Interest in urban farming, and the fresh […]

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Agrihoods

Cultivating Community Through Farms

Over the past five years, the phrase “Agrihood” (Agricultural Neighborhood) has crept into mainstream consciousness as homeowners prioritize a connection with food and nature. Our project  at Chesapeake Point Apartments in San Mateo, fifteen miles south of downtown San Francisco, illustrates that desire.  The apartments are nestled within the Redwood Shores Sloughs, on a small […]

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Faithful Farm Opens at Levi’s Stadium

The NFL's First Rooftop Farm

It’s not easy getting a farm started on the 9th floor rooftop of an NFL stadium. Over the past four months, our Northern California team has been getting soil to the roof, planting rows of herbs, squash and peppers, and adjusting irrigation as temperatures have soared above 100 degrees on our gleaming white rooftop. Since […]

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