CULTIVATION is situated at the entrance to the District 56 Nature Area as a symbol of growth and resilience, welcoming locals and visitors to this 28-acre nature preserve. It symbolizes and honors Elk Grove’s agricultural history which was at the heart of Elk Grove’s early economic boom. The leaf-like forms represent seeds and pods moving above a sapling rootstock. This conveys the message of storing energy or crops, like a silo, to feed and nourish the aspirations of future generations. This sculpture represents people working together to support each other while creating a strong and vibrant community.