What is Agroecology?
As our work at The Ecology Center expands, we are being asked more and more, “What exactly is agroecology?”
Certified Regenerative Organic
If you’ve been part of The Ecology Center village for even a short time, you’ve probably heard the term “regenerative organic” floating around. The term refers to a style of farming that reaches beyond the bounds of “organic.”
Chef in Residence Note 1
Chef in residence Tim Byres first note from his culinary residency, HEARTH, at The Ecology Center.
Japanese Cucumber Salad
Refreshing crisp cucumber paired with umami flavor for a refreshing and quick salad.
10 Versatile Culinary Herbs to Include in Your Garden
For the minimal space that most herbs require, the amount of freshness and flavor they bring to your kitchen is unmatched.
Bean Toast a la Josh McFadden
Inspired by Josh McFadden’s beans on toast recipe, this simple, savory dish showcases just how great shell beans can be when done right.
Farmer Johnny Update
As we move into the cooler, darker time of year the farm’s crops take a decided turn towards the leaf and the root. As the cold, dry air that we’ve been experiencing settles into our valley, the crispness of the air translates into a sweetness for the cold loving crops we grow on the farm this time of year.
DIY Rain Barrel
Rain water is the best kind of water. We must learn how to harvest it. In doing so, we reduce storm water runoff and provide high quality irrigation water. Plus, because the majority of Southern California’s water use goes to the garden, harvesting the rain will significantly reduce your utility bills! Best of all? It happens to be free.