West Sacramento Urban Farm

Cummins Way Farm

The West Sacramento Urban Farm Program has been managing the Cummins Way Farm site since 2015. The farm is located at the corner of Cummins Way and Douglas Street, directly across the street from Elkhorn Elementary School. The property, the second of five current farm sites throughout the City of West Sacramento, is owned by West Sacramento Housing Development Corporation (WSHDC). The Cummins Way site has one major challenge--Bermuda Grass. Bermuda Grass is an incredibly invasive grass that chokes out all other plant life and can grow under sidewalks, through cracks in the ground, and reproduce if broken into little pieces. It has presented itself as a true barrier to success for any vegetable farmer, as it out-competes the crops trying to grow.

In order to turn the tables on this noxious weed, the West Sacramento Urban Farm Program spent most of the 2017 season eradicating the grass and will continue its eradication plan on half the plot in 2018. The farm is not expected to be fully functional in 2018. Major efforts are being made to secure this site for farming in 2019. Coming July 2018, we will have a brand new West Sacramento resident taking on half of the property to launch his very first farming endeavour. We welcome with open arms Farmer Nelson of We Grow Farms. Keep an eye out for Nelson as he works to prepare the field in late Spring and early Summer 2018.

We Grow Urban Farm & Market

Farmer Nelson Hawkins was raised in the Sierra Foothills in Auburn, CA and is currently a resident of West Sacramento. In addition to a bachelor's degree from UC Davis, Nelson has been working in the field of agriculture for 9 years. His experience, combined with his education, has taught him about growing food in a sustainable and ethical way.

2018 marks the beginning of Nelson's own urban farm operation. His mission is to provide fresh, organically grown produce for the surrounding community, as well as local restaurants, grocery stores, and food co-ops.


We are happy to answer any questions about our activities at Cummins Way Farm. Please contact California Farm Academy Director, Sri Sethuratnum at sri@landbasedlearning.org with questions or concerns.

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For more information on the West Sacramento Urban Farms, contact Sara Bernal.

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