IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT GROWING PLANTS
it's about improving the health of our planet and
PLANTS ARE MEDICINE
Nutrient Rich Cultivation
On our central farm in beautiful Santa Cruz, California, we use two main styles of cultivation: Regenerative Soil Farming in the full sun gardens, and Bioponics (organically growing in containers) in the greenhouse and blueberry gardens.
Both styles focus on building a rich community of microbiology, which boosts nutrition uptake and creates healthy, phytonutrient rich plants.
These nutrients can then be transferred to humans during the consumption process, strengthening our immune systems and resistance to disease, illness and health issues.
Regenerating Our Planet
After a generation of industrial farming, fertile topsoil is critically low. This process, known as desertification, has all but erased microbiology from the spaces in which we cultivate.
It's time to bring the biology back! At Coastal Sun Farm, and our network of Partner Farms, a spectrum of techniques are used to create thriving, biodiverse ecosystems, and to regenerate the soil.
These techniques include cover cropping, hedgerows, insectaries, grazing animals, and companion planting.
Innovating Into the Future
In our 48,000 square foot flowering greenhouse, and six acres of blueberries, we have found a home with bioponics. With this method, we build mini-ecosystems of microbiology within each pot.
Bioponics conserves precious resources by recycling water, nutrients, and growing media, and helps us better use the space by increasing production per square foot. No worries about erosion and nutrient runoff means we can focus on the health of each individual plant.
We also love how bioponic systems can be setup and implemented where fertile topsoil does not already exist, such as food deserts. For this reason, bioponics represents the future of farming in closer proximity to communities in need.
WE BELIEVE THAT
Reversing Climate Change
The benefits of organic, regenerative farming are endless. By reinstating microbiology back into our soil, we can take excess carbon from the atmosphere and draw it down into the ground where it once was.
This process is vital and absolutely necessary for restoring the health and balance of our planet.
The Power of the Sun
Our closest star in the sky, the sun, generates endless full-spectrum light that plants have evolved to love and need. This perfect type of light allows cannabis plants to develop how they would in nature, with strong immune systems and a healthy range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other medicinal compounds.
By harnessing the power of the sun, we can grow healthier plants for less money, and we believe these savings should be passed on to the people.
WE ARE A COMMUNITY
Coastal Sun is powered by our central farm in Santa Cruz, California, but also by a network of incredible support farms.
From Sun + Earth Certified Foothill River Farms in Grass Valley, to OCal Certified Redwood Remedies in Mendocino, our partner farms also believe in an ethos of growing plants as medicine, and being good stewards of the soil.
Would you like to become a partner farm? Use the button below to contact the program curator at Coastal Sun!