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Cabrillo College Horticulture Organic Farm

Our farm was started in 2008 in response to our students.

Our goal is to provide valuable hands-on training and theory in Best Management Practiices, which can mean small-scale, larger-scale organic or even conventional farming.

The site was once a large hole in the ground. During construction of the facilities "they" built a large water catchment system (like the one on the other side of the road) but determined they over built the system. So they filled it in with debris, and compacted it down to about 98% compaction, or suitable for building a structure.

Once filled, we started applying covercrops. Within 6 years we were able to grow some decent crops.

Our latest addition (Fall 2013) was the addition of two 75' long high tunnels. One side is inground organic was planted the Blueberries and Raspberries. A third crop will be rotated seasonally.

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