SSRF is developing a research & teaching partnership with Whiskey Hill Farms.

In an effort to develop the Sustainable Urban Farming Initiative, SSRF is working with Whiskey Hill Farm in Watsonville to develop a research and teaching program that will train, develop and support a new generation of small and minority farmers from California’s Central Coast, and provide experiential education at the farm. Whisky Hill is a highly-productive and technologically innovative 14 acre organic farm near Watsonville, California. It is located on the former site of a cut flower operation and currently operates six football field-sized greenhouses, with a growing regime that mimics the natural world of multi-layered polyculture. Using compost made from the leftovers of Blume Distillation’s medical-grade alcohol distillery in which to grow crops, the Farm’s cultivation techniques regenerate soil fertility and maximize productivity.


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