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Visit Us

Experience our ecological oasis at The Ecology Center, consciously design to model creative solutions for thriving on planet Earth. Explore the grounds, take a self-guided tour, find everyday organic fruits, veggies, and ingredients in our Farm Stand, and shop solutions you can bring home in our general store.

Our headquarters are located in the historic Congdon Farmhouse in San Juan Capistrano, California. The house is surrounded by an acre of learning landscapes, including our interactive Eco Labs. Beyond one acre, we expand across 27 acres, the newest addition to The Ecology Center as part of our expansion plans. Visit our site to learn more about our expansion plans to build a transformative community farm and modern village.

The Ecology Center is open daily to the public for self-guided tours, volunteering, engaging and educational field trips, and visits with our chickens, with opportunities to bring these skills home. We also welcome groups for guided tours, field trips, and private events. Take a look at our events calendar and sign up for our newsletter to learn about upcoming workshops, community festivals, and other educational events.

As a non-profit, we count on membership, donations, and corporate partnerships to support our initiatives. Join our community! Become a member, volunteer, and stop by for a visit!

THE ECOLOGY CENTER

32701 Alipaz St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 443 4223
Stop by for a self-guided tour Monday-Sunday from 9 am – 5 pm.
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Farm Stand

32701 Alipaz St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 661-9381
Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 5:00 pm ; Sunday: 9 am – 4:00 pm
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TOOLS FOR CHANGE GENERAL STORE

Monday – Saturday
10am – 4pm
Shop online

The Ecology center: Encinitas

441 Quail Gardens Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
(949) 443 4223
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The Ecology Center Encinitas is a working farm and living laboratory for students. Activities on the property vary throughout the year to support the transformation of the site. Bring your friends and family to join for our volunteer days every Wednesday and the last Saturday of each month. Learn more about how to dig in.