MARTINEZ -- The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Board on Thursday voted to direct staff to pursue an agreement with supporters of a proposed sustainable farm on district-owned property.

Trustees tentatively agreed to the idea of providing nearly 15 acres to the project at no cost, including 10 acres that would be planted with produce and five acres for educational purposes. The agreement would protect two acres from a requirement that could ask the farm to vacate with advance notice. The final agreement will come back to the board for approval.

Trustees also agreed to pursue a Request for Proposals for uses on remainder of the 33-acre parcel, along with a land use permit for the entire property. More information is available by calling 925-228-9500 or by visiting www.centralsan.org. Click on "Board of Directors," then "Agendas," then Oct. 3.