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The West Sacramento mayor taught city leaders from around the world about incubator farms

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New Urban Farm Opens in West Sacramento: Funding to support the project made possible by Wells Fargo, Community Business Bank, and the City of West Sacramento. 2014 Photo. Click on image for larger file.

At the Global Expo in Milan, Cabaldon showed other cities how to look for an opportunity to start urban farms.

CBS Sacramento
July 26, 2015

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“We wanted to shed the light on great properties like this that could be developed someday. But while we are waiting, couldn’t we do something with them?” Cabaldon said.

The cycle of people inheriting farms is no longer happening, so farms like West Sacramento’s program are needed to sustain agriculture.
“It provides so much more food security then what we had before,” Bernal said.

Not only that, it helps transform a vacant lot into something good for the community.

“Transforms parts of our neighborhood that could use a little love and care,” Cabaldon said.

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