GroundSwell Farm is a small 3-acre certified organic urban farm. It is located on the upper Westside of Santa Cruz.
Groundswell is an urban micro-farm located on the Westside of Santa Cruz. Farm owners Heather and James Cook have been growing food for almost a decade, tucked in a neighborhood along Moore Creek Preserve. The farm benefits greatly from the bio-diversity of this semi-wild region. Though Groundswell is a seasonal, small farm of just about three acres, James and Heather produce a lot of food, as much as 5 tons of tomatoes each year among their other crops including padron peppers, shallots, winter squash and onions. They sell to restaurants and at farmers' markets.
Sandy loam and remaining gravel from previous equestrian center, the soil seems to improve each year as the build it up with cover crops, which fix nitrogen, and remain committed to growing a diversity of plants which rotate around the land encouraging a balance ecological system.