Join The Ecology Center for an experimental summer dinner series with James Beard Award-winning Chef Tim Byres, showcasing the research and development of a new culinary residency that aims to unearth a bioregional farm cuisine.

Farm Share Harvest Box

Thoughtfully curated by agricultural and culinary artisans, Farm Share is an opportunity to experience the seasons with all their diversity of colors and flavors in your own home. Harvest Box is a weekly offering of organic vegetables, fruits and herbs from our farm and farm partners. 

Starting at $25.00

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Nourishing
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Nourishing Neighbors

The Ecology Center believes in a culture that gives more than it takes.

We put this belief into action with our commitment of donating 20% of what we grow to feed food-insecure families in our neighborhood and community. Our 28-acre regenerative organic farm, located in the heart of San Juan Capistrano, has been designed to produce the highest quality, fruits, vegetables, berries, herbs and flowers – enough to nourish 750 families every week.

A $32 monthly donation helps us ensure that food-insecure families have access to fresh, local, healthy, organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and pantry staples.

 

Farm Stand

Our Farm Stand is a resource for everyday ingredients and tools for thriving on planet Earth.

Open Everyday from 9 am to 6 pm

Questions? Give us a call  949-661-6063

FIELD NOTES

If you’ve been part of The Ecology Center village for even a short time, you’ve probably heard the term “regenerative organic” floating around. The term refers to a style of farming that reaches beyond the bounds of “organic.”

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RYE GOODS BAKERY

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Become a Member

Please join us in our vision to build a farm to model a healthy future for all. This project is an extraordinary opportunity to impact our community today, while ensuring the preservation of agriculture and open space for generations to follow.

Building a community farm and transforming our food system takes all of us. This task is too big and too important to do alone.

and together we build community!

Support Our Mission

Your support allows us to continue our efforts to feed our community with local, regenerative-organic produce and share the skills necessary thrive in the 21st century.

Our Future Vision

Together we can change how we nourish our families, connect to our land, and make what we all need to thrive. This project is an extraordinary opportunity to impact our community today, while ensuring the preservation of essential resources and practices for generations to follow.

By creating a space for collaboration and creative problem solving, a farm could become the classroom for the next generation, while nourishing the community and catalyzing a profound and lasting change in our relationship between food and agriculture.

 

It Takes a Village

Give a box to someone in need

We are distributing Farm Share boxes to our neighbors in need. Please help us support our communities basic needs.