Field Notes
July 2, 2020

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.

Harvest Box

Thoughtfully curated by culinary and agricultural artisans. Fa rm Share is an opportunity to experience the seasons with all of its diversity of colors and flavors in your own home. Harvest Box is a weekly offering of organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs from our fa rm and farm partners. Sign up for a subscription or one-time box in either Individual or Family-sized box options.

Included in this Week’s Harvest

Starting at $25.00

RYE GOODS BAKERY

Organic Seeded Loaf

Sarah from Rye Goods is the best baker that we know in our region. Every ingredient is sourced organically and then milled and made with love daily. The Seeded Loaf is a wild fermented sourdough loaf made with spelt and filled inside and out with toasted sesame seeds.

$10.00