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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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Corporate Farms Grow in Fremont

At Swagelok and Mentor Graphics

An industrial park seems like the last place that you would find an urban farm. However, two corporate farms are thriving in the Bayside Technology park, located in the Bay Area suburb of Fremont.  Swagelok Urban Farm In 2014, Swagelok, a company that values health among their employees, decided they wanted to replace their outdated front lawn […]

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Baby Carrot-Top Pesto

Carrot-tops—they’re quite the shady character in the garden. On one hand you have their often-touted high nutrient content (unless they’re not organic, in which case chemicals from the soil can be concentrated in the tops. No thanks.). On the other hand, they can be papery, gritty, overly “planty” tasting, an inevitable throw-away compared to that […]

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