The mission of AdamsCrest Farm is to be an example of a fully functional small urban farm with the potential to feed Richmond families. This urban farm will also serve as a training and educational center for Richmond and Bay Area residents.
The AdamsCrest Farm is a 40,000 square foot slice of heaven, quietly nestled in the beautiful hills of Richmond, CA. The landscape of the AdamsCrest alone makes this site a perfect candidate for a learning center dedicated to teaching the concepts of permaculture, and sustainable urban agricultural design.
The site currently is home to:
- 24 – 50x3ft production beds
- 2 Greenhouses
- 1 Shade House
- a Produce Wash Area
- Pollinator & Native Plant Garden
- Hillside orchard with over 20 fruit trees
- Community gathering area
- Water catchment system on one of our sheds
In 2016, we plan to improve the orchard, improve the Pollinator Garden and install more water catchment across the site in order to reduce and supplement our water use, host 4 community workshops and launch a 20 family pilot CSA.
In 2008, Urban Tilth collaborated with Crestmont Parent Co-op and Adams Middle School to create the AdamsCrest Urban Farm on an unused corner of an open field at Adams Middle School, just off Arlington Blvd. in Richmond Heights. We broke ground in October of 2008.
Originally the site is divided into two sections—the Crestmont Educational Garden and the Urban Tilth/Richmond High School and Iron Triangle Market Garden.
Unfortunately, Adams middle school closed in June 2009. We have retained the use of the field and have expand the AdamsCrest Farm to its full 40,000 sq ft size in 2016.