On Oct. 3, The Ocean Knoll Educational Farm celebrated the launch of its educational and community-service project. The ribbon was cut with the help of many supporters: County Supervisor Dave Roberts, Encinitas Mayor Teresa Barth, Deputy Mayor Lisa Shaffer, Council member Tony Kranz, North County Health and Human Services Director Chuck Matthews, Jimbo’s owner Jimbo Someck, Encinitas Union School District trustees Marla Strich and Carol Skiljan, Assistant Superintendent Leighangela Brady, and Principal Angelica Lopez.

Healthy Day Partners developed the Ocean Knoll Educational Farm for EUSD, transforming a densely weeded, unused plot of land into a working farm. The OK Farm is the first in the nation to develop the Global Seed Saving program as part of an educational program. The Farm is also the home to the community’s first Food Forest, which will provide access to fresh fruit. This space will serve as an outdoor classroom for students during school and for the community.