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Seeds@City Urban Farm

HarvestSeeds@City Urban Farm is both a vegetable/fruit production farm and the outdoor laboratory for the sustainable agriculture program. All agriculture courses at City College spend time applying theoretical skills learned in the classroom to real-world scenarios at the farm.

The farm is comprised of 4 different campus locations - totalling 1 acre of growing space. The sites include:

  • The Main Farm Site (near the Saville Theater)
  • The Orchard Site (behind the Harry West Gym)
  • The "S" Beds (in front of the S building)
  • Rooftop Greenhouse (T-building)

The farm offers students and campus community members the opportunity to learn about sustainable food production in a hands-on, community oriented environment. 

 

 

Read more about the farm in SDCCD's Newscenter feature.

Additional article on League for Innovation in the Community College: Sowing the Seeds of Success at San Diego City College 

See the farm featured on PBS Inside California Education (farm segment starts at 20:14)

What's growing on the farm?

The Main Farm and Orchard both consist of vegetable production and fruit production areas. Vegetables would include everything from broccoli to tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers. Both sites have established fruit trees producing fruits such as peaches, apples, mulberries, figs and more. All produce is grown using organic preferred methods and the hard work of students.

How to be involved

Take a classFarm manager

Take one of the many agriculture courses! In Fall 2022 the Agriculture program expects to offer Principles of Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Vegetable Production, Agricultural Plant Science, and Plant Propagation (AGRI 100, 104, 107, 114). AGRI 100 will remain online, but the remainder of our classes will return fully to in person instruction. 

Volunteer

Service Learning is offered Monday - Thursday during the academic year. Times vary by semester, but are always two hour blocks. Volunteers are expected to arrive on time, stay for duration of the service learning time block, and be active, postive contributors to the farm community. All participants must be SDCCD students. Contact Erin McConnell at emcconne@sdccd.edu for current volunteer hours and details on volunteering. 

Purchase Produce

Currently produce is sold from the farm via on-site farm stands. We have only just restarted sale of produce and will be posting a set schedule of farm stands in the coming weeks. 

- CSA Currently Closed-

Usually produce is also sold from the farm via a subscription Community Supported Agriculture Model (CSA). This model allows the farm to efficiently plan, harvest and sell produce for an assured market. For CSA members we ask a minimum of 4 week committment. This commitment includes 4 weekly bags of 12 or more items per bag ($25 per week). If you're interested please let us know via email.

Follow the farm on Instagram

Like the farm on Facebook

Group planting seeds 

Need more info?

For Seeds@City Farm contact:
Erin McConnell at emcconne@sdccd.edu

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