Everything You Need to Know About Pest Management

We’re back with the next installment of Everything You Need to Know. In this series, we explore different terms and techniques used at Coastal Roots Farm. If you’re not sure what biodynamic farming means, or if you’re curious about the history behind Jewish...

The Jewish Principle behind the Ethical Treatment of Animals

As a Jewish nonprofit community farm and education center, we draw upon Jewish agricultural tradition to inform our growing and production practices. We work to balance the manipulation of land for the benefit of human consumption with the commitment to caring for and...

Five Tips to Refresh Your Home Garden for Summer

We’re cherishing these longer days and ideal weather for growing nourishing food. It inspires us to share five quick pointers to start or spruce up your plots.   Just get out there and start… So often the hardest part is getting started. Growing can be...

Produce Donation – Fresh Food for Neighbors in Need

From the Community Resource Center (CRC) Newsletter Written by: Guest contributor, Lisa Shaffer Lisa Shaffer and her husband, Steve Bartram, are long-time CRC supporters. Lisa served on the Encinitas City Council from 2012-2016. Originally published April 20, 2017....

Soil Building

“The garden is our oldest metaphor. In Genesis God creates the first Adam from the adamah, and tells him to “till and keep” it, the fertile soil on which all life depends. … That’s our first etymological clue as to the inextricable bond we share with the soil. …...
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