Expanding Vision Into Agriculture

Back in 2018, The Ecology Center had the vision to expand into the local community of “cul-de-sacs” and transform them into “ecological learning landscapes.” That vision drove the expansion of the surrounding farmland forward.

In only 2 short years, we’ve transformed the entire 28-acre property into a model of ecological agriculture while continuing our educational programs to promote stewardship in our community. Expanding out from the Congdon Farmhouse, we’ve transformed the Farm Stand, and even brought on a former co-chef and GM of Chez Panisse, Jennifer Sherman, to lead our culinary and retail offerings.

In only 2 short years, we’ve transformed the entire 28-acre property into a model of ecological agriculture while continuing our educational programs to promote stewardship in our community. Expanding out from the Congdon Farmhouse, we’ve transformed the Farm Stand, and even brought on a former co-chef and GM of Chez Panisse, Jennifer Sherman, to lead our culinary and retail offerings.

We’ve partnered with local organizations, the city of San Juan Capistrano, and various local organizations to donate literal tons of fresh produce to families in need. Our model for the modern village, built on the core tenants of Eat, Make Grow, is rapidly becoming more of a reality than a vision. Our model for the modern village, built on the core tenants of Eat, Make Grow, is rapidly becoming more of a reality than a vision.

We’ve partnered with local organizations, the city of San Juan Capistrano, and various local organizations to donate literal tons of fresh produce to families in need. Our model for the modern village, built on the core tenants of Eat, Make Grow, is rapidly becoming more of a reality than a vision. Our model for the modern village, built on the core tenants of Eat, Make Grow, is rapidly becoming more of a reality than a vision.

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