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.

Public Food Forest Tour: Third Sunday of every month, 3 – 4:15 p.m. Enter at 800 Ecke Ranch Road, Encinitas.

NEW! We now offer public food forest tours on the third Sunday of the month. Join us for an in-depth walking tour where you’ll learn about food forestry, silvopasture, soil building, perennial planting, and more. The tour will be led by Food Forest Coordinator LyOr Rabinowiz.

To learn more and reserve your spot in an upcoming tour, visit our Events page. We also accommodate private tours for groups of 5 or more (subject to availability). For more information, please email hello@coastalrootsfarm.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

Volunteer Orientation:

Sunday, February 25 from 10 – 11 a.m.
Enter at 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA
Are you a home gardener or fresh food enthusiast? Do you have a green thumb or a passion for permaculture? Join us for a volunteer orientation on Sunday, February 25 to learn about exciting volunteer opportunities at Coastal Roots Farm.
Register HERE.

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!

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!

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.

 

FARM VISITS

Farm Visits are structured, educational, fun visits to Coastal Roots Farm that last 1-3 hours and are led by our staff of educators and farmers. We offer both Youth and Community Farm Visits. Depending on group type and age, themes range from nature exploration to sustainability to farm tours and tastings.

Youth Farm Visits

Community Farm Visits

Pricing

Coastal Roots Farm is committed to providing educational experiences to everyone in our community, regardless of ability to pay. Like our pay-what-you-can Farm Stand, our Farm Visits are also pay-what-you-can. The suggested donation of $12-$15/participant* reflects our cost to plan and run the program, as well as the cost of producing and maintaining educational spaces on the Farm.
*Farm Visits that are 1 hour have a suggested donation of $12/participant.
*Farm Visits that are 2+ hours have a suggested donation of $15/participant.

If you are interested in bringing a group for a Farm Visit, please fill out the Farm Visit Interest Form. Email jaclyn@coastalrootsfarm.org with any questions.

COMMUNITY FARMER TRAINING

We are currently building programs to provide technical and professional support for community farmers. Over the next few years, we will be exploring the development of vocational opportunities including workshops, internships, and apprenticeships.

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