The Agramonte Ranch Research & Conservation Center (ARC)
The ARC nonprofit is located on a scenic 25-acre coastal ranch in Half Moon Bay, California. ARC’s meadow is bordered by a small creek and rises up to a southwest facing ridge with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. In a peaceful park-like setting, ARC is creating a fully sustainable, renewable energy microgrid - a living laboratory and education center. The ARC nonprofit is developing ongoing collaborations with partners such as Stanford University Atmospheric and Energy Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The goal is to promote food-energy-water security by developing and testing integrated food-energy-water microgrid systems for sustainable living. Installing modular microgrids locally at the ARC living laboratory, allows for field testing prior to their installation in more distant communities that lack food-energy- water security.
We envision that ARC can artfully integrate green-tech with regenerative agriculture to create a healthy interconnected ecosystem for the earth, plants, animals, and people. By focusing on restoring and enhancing the land’s natural beauty and ecology, ARC hopes to create an awe-inspiring experience that helps people adopt a mindful approach to how we treat ourselves, others and the environment.
ARC will provide educational opportunities for school age children, college students, and local communities. ARC’s goal is to share the knowledge and tools to create a sustainable lifestyle, in a space that inspires you to do so.