The Core Companies was selected by the Santa Clara City Council to develop the 6-acre BAREC site. The main distinguishing characteristic of their proposal was an Urban Agricultural element that is in line with an agrihood! This is just the beginning of the community input process.

Farm to Table Heritage

Since 1928, the University of California has had an agricultural research farm (known as BAREC) on this site at Winchester Blvd and Forest Ave in Santa Clara, CA. The land was sold to the city about a decade ago, and six acres of the original 17 are still untouched.

By including agriculture in the development of the remaining six acres we can ensure this heritage lives on, and provide all the benefits that natural spaces provide.

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Citizens Coalition

Photo Credit:  ms.akr

Photo Credit: ms.akr

The participation of south bay citizens has made the realization of this #agrihood possible. The diversity of our coalition is our strength.

We'd like to hear more from you, and build a human ecosystem committed to healthy, growing communities in the region that was once known as the Valley of Heart's Delight for its rich soil, fruit orchards and overall fecundity. 

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A diverse community of residents (including 165 low income senior apartments) based around a 1.5 acre urban farm. The Core Companies in managing partnership with the California Native Garden Foundation, is developing their proposal so it's time to get involved and collaborate to build something we can all be proud of!

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