In addition to building a state-of-the-art cancer center in Walnut Creek, CA, Swinerton’s project team in collaboration with John Muir Health and SmithGroup, volunteered at CoCo San Sustainable Farm in Martinez, CA, to build a new greenhouse that will allow the farm to grow healthy produce throughout the year to feed the community and underprivileged families.
The greenhouse sits on a buffer land section of the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District located in Contra Costa County’s Northern Waterfront. The project addresses a need to reduce nutritional poverty – an issue of global importance – by providing access to free or low-cost fresh produce through a unique combination of using urban public buffer land , community involvement, otherwise wasted recycled water, and harnessing the produce growth efficiencies of greenhouses. The Contra Costa Food Bank, located about a mile away, will pick up and distributing fresh produce from the farm to its clients and area schools. Community supported agriculture boxes from the farm will provide low-cost, seasonal food to local residents. And the farm hopes to be a jobs incubator for the green economy.
Swinerton’s team helped layout the footprint of the greenhouse, build the frame, and enjoy quality food and time with their project partners and the friendly folks at CoCo farms.
We pride ourselves on delivering quality medical facilities as well as serving the community in ways that benefit us all. We look forward to seeing the fruits of our labor and continuing our partnership with CoCo farms!