Farm Lab is a 10-acre property that houses multiple components that support health and wellness and enviro-literacy.
Farm Lab is home of EUSD's certified organic farm that feeds into our nationally recognized farm to school program. The regenerative agriculture practices utilized have awarded us Real organic Project Certification; we are doing our part to build soil health that sequesters higher levels of carbon and therefore mitigate climate change by how we grow food for student lunches.
Farm Lab is also home to the DREAMS Campus (Design, Research, Engineering, Art, Math and Science) that provides sustainability education to all 5000 EUSD students. We model design thinking, the integration of indoor and outdoor education, and 4PBL (Project, Place, Problem & Phenomena based learning) rooted in Next Generation Science Standards for all visitors.
Most recently, Farm Lab opened the district's Research and Design spaces. These innovative rooms, designed FOR kids BY kids, allow teachers to utilize Farm Lab for farm to table nutrition experiences or their own extension projects.
Additional community offerings include the Encinitas Community Garden and a farm share hosted by The Ecology Center. Watch our Upcoming Events section for workshops, farm dinners, and film nights hosted by other green minded organizations. Stay tuned; we are still growing!
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