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Ardenwood's Contribution to the Improved Health of our Community

Ribbon Cutting @ Ardenwood

Thank you to all the farmers, volunteers, staff, Sheriff’s deputies, and everyone who helped make the Dig Deep Farms Grand Opening event a tremendous success!

Speakers at the DDF @ Ardenwood Opening Event

The 90-acre Dig Deep Farms Regenerative Farming Project at Ardenwood Historic Farm will advance the County’s local, circular food economy. The farm will accelerate the production of nutrient-dense produce for Recipe4Health, the County’s food-as-medicine program.

Crops growing inside greenhouse

The Dig Deep Farms expansion is also a critical element of the Sheriff’s Community Capitals Policing (CCP) initiative. The CCP initiative breaks down silos and builds new collaborations to support a community-driven model of community policing.  Through strategic “capital” investments to reduce crime, we are helping residents in the County’s unincorporated communities thrive. Access to healthy food, strengthening community, and creating living wage jobs are only some of the benefits of the CCP initiative.

Crowd listening to the speakers

We are also grateful to the many partners who helped us achieve this milestone, including:

  • The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office

  • The Alameda County Board of Supervisors

  • The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

  • The East Bay Regional Park District

  • Pay Now Direct

  • WellNest

  • All In Alameda County

We also owe a deep debt of gratitude to the late Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan for her visionary work to eliminate poverty and improve public health and safety in Alameda County.

Small food entrepreneurs serving the crowds

Did you attend the Grand Opening of DDF at Ardenwood with us, and have photos to share? We would love to see them and may even feature them in a newsletter or blog article!  

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