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The Ecology Center, in San Juan Capistrano, is a regional hub for eco-education that engages and empowers individuals and families. Through fun, hands-on activities, we teach practical, environmental solutions with impact at the household and community level. Join us to create a healthier tomorrow.

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Local, sustainable, organic farms and gardens ensure abundant, nutritious food production for all.


Healthy water­sheds = healthy ecosystems. Harvest and conserve to make our water go further.


Reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink how we treat waste in our homes and communities.


Engage renewable energy sources and conservation at macro (grid) and micro (home) levels.


Transform your shelter into a low-impact, less expensive and healthier place to dwell.

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All five core areas work together to bring about positive ecological transformation.

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Change isn’t just possible, it’s inevitable. And with your help, we can make change happen the right way. Become a member, and be part of the solution.

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Our Programs

Backyard Skills

Backyard Skills

A lecture and workshop series teaching hands-on techniques and positive ways to live in connection with our ecosystems. Learn more

Center for Living Peace

Center for Living Peace

Backyard Skills hands-on workshop series at the Center for Living Peace in Irvine, CA. Learn more

Community Table

Community Table

Enjoy local, sustainable, delicious fare and learn about our food ecosystems at this farm-to-table dining experience. Learn more



A 3-month permaculture design certification course (Mar-May 2014) exploring topics of food, water, waste, energy, and shelter. Learn more

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Eat local — Ride a bike — Plant gardens

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32701 Alipaz St. San Juan Capistrano, 92675
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