An organic farm where people with disabilities and others grow healthy food and build community
Located at 335 Golf Club Drive in Santa Cruz, CA, our parcel belonged to the Puccinelli Family for over 100 years. At just under five acres, the property has been a farm incubator for several organic farms in the recent past, including Blue Heron Farm and Dirty Girl Farm. A spring-fed creek runs year round along the back of the parcel, offering a rare opportunity to steward riparian habitat in the urban core. At the end of Golf Club Drive is Pogonip a 640-acre open space that links Santa Cruz with neighboring Henry Cowell Redwoods in Felton. Only three-quarter of a mile from downtown Santa Cruz, our parcel is conveniently located in the Santa Cruz community.
A community farm offers surrounding neighbors, and others, in the community an opportunity to participate in all phases of a working farm. In line with the increasing awareness of climate change and the environmental and human costs of industrial agriculture, community farms educate the public about sustainable agriculture while enhancing local food production. By growing high quality organic produce and distributing it through community supported agriculture subscriptions (CSA food boxes), Costanoa Commons Farm will be a convenient source of healthy food for our neighborhood. Our farm will also preserve rare urban agricultural land. Through sustainable practices, habitat restoration, and water conservation, our farm will serve as a site for meaningful education, jobs, and social interaction for people with and without disabilities in the city of Santa Cruz.