Jewish Agricultural Roots Inspire Community Farm

Leichtag Farm Coneflower

Leichtag Farm Coneflower

The Leichtag Foundation purchased the former Paul Ecke Poinsettia Ranch on Saxony Road in Encinitas to create a culturally rich community resource for Encinitas and beyond. The 67 acre property was once a prosperous flower farm before production moved to South America in the seventies.

The farm is now a multi-layered ever-evolving center for education, community gatherings, events and sustainable farming. It is also developing an infrastructure for Jewish life in the North County Coastal Region. Programs include the Coastal Roots Farm created to educate the community about agricultural traditions and sustainable farming while growing food to share with needy North County Coastal residents.

The Encinitas School District has partnered with Leichtag to maintain the 10-acre Farm lab,  an educational and agricultural resource designed to support its school lunch programs. Officials recently hired community activist Mim Michelove as the first in-house director of the food and nutrition program.

About Leichtag Farm:
441 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
760.479.6495
leichtag.org

Leichtag Farm Blooming Chives

Leichtag Farm Blooming Chives

Leichtag Farm Ranch House

Leichtag Farm Ranch House

Leichtag Farm Construction

Leichtag Farm Construction

Leichtag Farm Blooming Succulent

Leichtag Farm Blooming Succulent

Leichtag Farm Oregano

Leichtag Farm Oregano

Leichtag Farm Field

Leichtag Farm Field

Leichtag Farm Pomegranates

Leichtag Farm Pomegranates

Leichtag Farm Oyster Mushrooms

Leichtag Farm Oyster Mushrooms

Leichtag Farm Tomatoes

Leichtag Farm Tomatoes

Leichtag Farm Flower Field

Leichtag Farm Flower Field

Leichtag Farm Verbena

Leichtag Farm Verbena

Leichtag Farm Japanese Eggplants

Leichtag Farm Japanese Eggplants

Leichtag Farm Sock Plantings

Leichtag Farm Sock Plantings

Leichtag Farm Sock Planting Garden

Leichtag Farm Sock Planting Garden

Leichtag Farm Chickens

Leichtag Farm Chickens

Leichtag Farm Sunflowers

Leichtag Farm Sunflowers

Leichtag Farm Welcome Sign

Leichtag Farm Welcome Sign

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About Jolee Pink

I am a California-based writer, designer, artist, super foodie and avid traveler. I view travel as a superlative learning experience and have visited nearly 50 countries. As the author of Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking California Style, I brought together artists and chefs to capture the spirit of San Diego influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The Wabisabi Green lifestyle blog focuses on art, design, food and travel. My colorful ceramic sculpture has received national recognition and is on permanent display at Rady Children’s Hospital. I also design and market a boutique eco-friendly textile line featuring bold modern motifs based on nature, world travels and the southern California coastal lifestyle.
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