The Ecology Center, a nonprofit organization based in San Juan Capistrano, recently expanded onto a 10-acre school farm in Encinitas in a partnership with the Encinitas Union School District (EUSD). The agreement aims to engage the 5,400 EUSD students, their families, and the neighboring communities by supporting hands-on ecological education, offering impact-driven workshops, hosting events such as farm dinners, and organizing local festivals. The opportunity to create an interactive farm, community gathering space, and social enterprise that is fully integrated into a school district will become a pilot for public-private innovation nationwide. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with EUSD on the future of Farm Lab and begin work in the beautiful and inspiring community of North County San Diego,” said The Ecology Center Executive Director Evan Marks. For more information visit