FARM CAMP

B’ruchim haba’im (welcome), campers! Coastal Roots Farm is thrilled to invite “farmers-in-training” ages 4-12 to our first-ever Farm Camp this Spring! Campers will enjoy STEM-based activities, omanut (arts and crafts), shirim (songs), and mischakim ba’teva (nature play) all through the lens of Jewish tradition. Campers of all backgrounds and abilities are invited to join us as we build community and learn where our food comes from.

Activities may include:
• Farm “chores” – digging, weeding, transplanting, composting, and harvesting
• Farm cooking and crafts – pressing flowers, drying herbs, painting, and making salad
• Science experiments with seeds and soil
• Singing farm songs, hearing stories, and mindful practice of listening to nature

Spring Farm Camp Sessions are Monday – Friday from 9am-3pm. Session dates:
• April 1-5 (session full; wait list only)
• April 8-12
• April 15-19

Cost: $250 per session ($225 early bird pricing, sign up by March 3!)
Cancellation policy: full refund offered for cancellation up to 2 weeks before the start of the session.

To sign up for Spring Farm Camp, fill out the registration form and return to Education Manager Sharone Oren at Sharone@coastalrootsfarm.org.

Farm Camp will also be offered this summer! Session dates include:

• Session 1: June 17-21
• Session 2: June 24-28
• Session 3: July 8-12
• Session 4: July 15-19
• Session 5: July 22-26
• Session 6: August 5-9

Stay tuned for additional details!

SCHOOL AND GROUP VISITS

School and Group Visits are educational, dynamic, hands-on STEM and NGSS-based programs for Pre-K – 8th Grade classes. Available Tuesday-Thursday between 9am and 12:30pm.

Program Choices include:

  • Farm Exploration & Play (Pre-K)
  • Welcome to the Farm! (K-2)
  • Pollination on the Farm (K-2)
  • Produce Plant Parts (3-5)
  • Seed Detective (3-5)
  • Dirt Made my Lunch (3-5)
  • Pursuing Justice through the Corners of our Field (6-8)
  • Recipes from the Sun (6-8)

Pre-K programs are 60 minutes. K-8th Grade programs are 90 minutes.

For a full list of the School and Group Visit program options including associated Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), click here.

Program Costs:

  • $250 for up to 30 students
  • $500 for up to 60 students
  • $750 for up to 90 students

Scholarship is available for low-income, Title-I, and Title-V schools in order to help pay for School and Group Visit fees ans transportation costs.

Please note: A $50 deposit will be required to reserve your spot upon confirmation of your request. The deposit will be applied to your total School and Group Visit fee and is non-refundable for cancellations within two weeks of a scheduled visit (cancellations initiated by Coastal Roots Farm due to weather exempted). Payment of the field trip fee is due in full by the date of the visit.

If you are interested in bringing a group for a School and Group Visit, please submit a request form or email Education Manager Sharone Oren at sharone@coastalrootsfarm.org with questions.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

At Coastal Roots Farm, we rely on volunteers and strive to provide meaningful and fun volunteer opportunities for our community.

Open Volunteer Opportunities:

Rise & Shine on the Farm
Tuesdays, 8-10 a.m.
Enter at 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA
Open to all ages. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a refillable water bottle and a sunhat!

Volunteer Days at the Food Forest
Wednesdays, 8-11 a.m.
Enter at 800 Ecke Ranch Road, Encinitas, CA
Open to all ages. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a refillable water bottle and a sunhat!

Sunday Afternoons on the Farm
Sundays, 2-4 p.m.
Enter at 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA
Open to ages 14 and up. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a refillable water bottle and a sunhat!

Note: Sunday Afternoons on the Farm will be incorporated in to Good Deeds Day on April 7. Open Volunteer Hours will be available in the Education Farm and Gardens from 10am-4pm. Please email Education Manager Sharone Oren at Sharone@coastalrootsfarm.org with questions or to RSVP!

Volunteer in the Vineyard 
Sundays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Enter at 800 Ecke Ranch Road, Encinitas, CA
Open to ages 14 and up. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a refillable water bottle and a sunhat!

Note: Vineyard Volunteer Hours will be incorporated in to Good Deeds Day on April 7. Open Volunteer Hours will be available in the Education Farm and Gardens from 10am-4pm. Please email Education Manager Sharone Oren at Sharone@coastalrootsfarm.org with questions or to RSVP!

Harvesting with Produce Good
Sundays, 8:00-10:30 a.m.
Enter at 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Click here for more information and to register.

All volunteers must complete a waiver, and waivers for volunteers under 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian.
(Download a Volunteer Waiver.) Please email volunteer@coastalrootsfarm.org for more information.

 

TOURS

Hours and Location

 

Public Farm Tour: Second Sunday of every month, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enter at 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas.

We offer 90-minute public tours of our Farm on the second Sunday of the month. Join us to learn about our innovative practices and programs and visit our edible labyrinth, market-style production beds, artisanal hand dug gardens, chickens, compost operations, food forest, and vineyard.

To learn more and reserve your spot in an upcoming tour, visit our Events page. Open to all ages. Please wear close-toed shoes and bring a refillable water bottle and a sunhat!

We also accommodate private tours for groups of 10 or more (subject to availability). For more information, please email hello@coastalrootsfarm.org.

All Farm Tours operate on a pay-what-you-can model with a suggested donation of $18 per person. Your donation of any amount supports us in continuing to make our impact, including donating 70% of all of our harvest to food insecure communities in San Diego and providing scholarships for low income, Title I, and Title V schools to ensure all students in San Diego County have access to hands-on farm-based education.

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