Growing our Future Capital Campaign
A Historic Site for a Sustainable Future
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Week of March 23
The New Headquarters
The Growing Our Future Campaign supports an extraordinary opportunity for the Center for Land-Based Learning to move to a historic 40-acre farm site in Woodland that is now owned by Clark Pacific, Inc. The company is generously providing us with substantial support, including a no-cost, 25 year lease for major portions of their property and buildings.
This prime location gives us the room to expand and, as a long-standing agricultural center, build stronger relationships throughout California. Our new headquarters will include:
- New administration headquarters and classrooms — A 5,400 square-foot Farm House building will be constructed to house conference rooms, offices, community services and classrooms.
- New and existing barn buildings — An existing barn will be used for storing teaching equipment and supplies, and another new barn will be constructed for farm operations and farm equipment storage, as well as a produce washing, packing and cooling station that meets modern food safety standards.
- Three farm fields totaling 30 acres — Field plots will be used for the Farm Academy and other educational programs that support the career development of beginning farmers. This is six times more acreage than our current site in Winters and enables the program to serve more new incubator farmers, allow other farmers to scale up in production and support the introduction of crops and livestock that require more land.
- Cache Creek riparian habitat and restoration area — Nearly nine acres of creek-side habitat and floodplains will be developed and restored, with a long-term conservation plan to include native grassland and vegetated buffers, erosion control, riparian restoration, trails and interpretive signage. This restoration work will be structured to incorporate student involvement and education.
- Space for training in low-water use, native landscaping — Landscaping and designated areas around the entire grounds may be used for farm and conservation training, and for education in aesthetically designed spaces.
- Innovation Fund — A new fund to help optimize the new location, build operational capacity, support innovative programming and community outreach, and pursue other opportunities that result in exceptional statewide impact.
The Growing Our Future Campaign is raising funds towards a goal of $4 million by early 2020 to complete the project and create the Innovation Fund.
We invite you to help us with Growing Our Future. More information »
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Thank you to our leadership donors, whose commitment and support have made this move possible.
Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
Craig & Julie McNamara
John & Louise Bryson
Leadership Donor Photo Gallery
Photos, from left to right: Representatives of Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, Craig and Julie McNamara and Farm Credit Staff.