Eat / Grow / Make

Earth Day At The Ecology Center Saturday, April 22, 10:00 am

Grow Food, Eat Together, Make Art

Earth Day At The Ecology Center
Event Type



4 hours


All ages




The Ecology Center
32701 Alipaz St
San Juan Capistrano, California 92675
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Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothing suitable for gardening in the outdoors. We recommend you bring a garden hat, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle/canteen.

Please park on Alipaz St or Camino Del Avion.

We will be taking pictures and possibly video to use on our website, social and other educational media, and by registering for this festival you agree to our photo/video release policy.

You’re invited to the annual Earth Day celebration at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano. Join us for a memorable and immersive festival experience for your entire family – complete with live music and dancing, strawberry picking at South Coast Farms, and so much more!

If you spend your Earth Day with us, you’ll be in good company. Hundreds of families from the surrounding area flock to The Ecology Center each year for a day of community building, skills sharing, and garden bounty. The grounds will lush and in full bloom, and there’s so much to discover and explore.

Simple solutions make big change. What will inspire you this Earth Day?

Grow Food

A full day of backyard skills workshops in the garden. Registration is now closed for these workshops.

  1. Backyard Composting, 10:30 – 11:30
    Learn how to build and maintain healthy organic soil using your kitchen scraps and yard waste.
  2. Organic Container Gardening, 11:45 – 12:45
    Learn how to grow your own herbs and vegetables with limited space using boxes, pots, and other containers.
  3. Quick Pickling, 1:00 – 2:00
    Learn a simple way to turn the season’s surplus veggies into year-round eats with simple household ingredients.
Eat together

We’re setting a community table for hundreds! Bring a fresh lunch made with seasonal ingredients to enjoy amongst friends and neighbors. We’ll provide seasonal drinks and snacks to supplement your communal feast in the garden.

For purchase:

Make Art

Pitch into a commemorative Earth Day community mural and create take-home eco crafts. Activities will include making seed balls and block printing.

Our partners at Whole Foods Market will facilitate making their famous Chocolate Earth Balls, and Chipotle Mexican Grill will have grow kits and activity books!


Local favorite Trevor Greene will be on site and on stage from 10:00 – 12:30, and Wreck n Sow will play from 12:30 – 2:00!

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