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The Forge Garden Santa Clara


Santa Clara University’s ½-acre edible garden is a hub for sustainable food system education. Established in 2008, the Forge Garden has committed to serving the campus as a space for course research, service learning, and demonstration of sustainable food production. The Forge Garden currently has six chickens, four beehives, a 400-square foot greenhouse, a compost center, over 20 fruit trees, over 15,000-square feet of garden beds, a public commons, an aquaponic system, an outdoor kitchen, and the 2007 Solar Decathlon House used as an office.

Contact Information

  • Contact Name: SCU Forge Garden Manager
  • Phone: 408-643-1400
  • Email:
  • Address: 500 El Camino , Santa Clara, SANTA CLARA, California 95053, US

CCOF Programs

  • Certification: USDA NOP
    Status: Certified
    Date: January 30, 2020
  • Certification: Crops
    Status: Certified
    Date: January 30, 2020
  • Certification: Handling
    Status: Certified
    Date: December 20, 2022



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