March 11, 2011

The Ecology Center

[Built in 1878, their house is the oldest wooden structure in San Juan Capistrano]

 The Ecology Center, in San Juan Capistrano, is an exciting new educational center, whose purpose is to engage the entire family in fun, hands-on activities that teach practical, environmental solutions at the household and community level. If you've been in the store recently, you might have noticed their pop-up store displaying a number of goodies including their apprentice pack and their book Backyard Skills. We were lucky enough to take a little visit this week and man we were blown away. Though the pictures do no justice, we did our best to capture it's aura of beauty to share with our readers. Enjoy!

A secret bit of exclusively info for our blog readers.. we'll be doing a collaboration with The Ecology Center in April! Stay tuned for more details!

[The center is surrounded by many acres of an organic farm]

[One of their many greenhouses]

[A uniquely shaped greenhouse]

[Inside, they grow greens and leafy vegetables that we got to taste!]

[Survival skills]

[A small selection of the delicious veggies they grow]

[Founder Evan Marks, made a pit stop to water a growing plant]

[The chickens happily nibbled on some leafy greens as we toured]

[Think this is a lot of plastic jugs? Think again. These 360 x 5 gallon jugs represent your daily water footprint.]

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