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The Ecology Center

32701 Alipaz St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-443-4223
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Owner description: The Ecology Center is an exciting educational center, whose purpose is to engage the entire family in fun, hands-on activities that teach practical,... more » Owner description: The Ecology Center is an exciting educational center, whose purpose is to engage the entire family in fun, hands-on activities that teach practical, environmental solutions at the household and community level. « less
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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is a great place to visit for all ages. An historic farmhouse on the edge of an actual working farm. Plus they offer both indoor and outdoor exhibits that give hands on opportunities to learn about sustainability and the environment. Fun classes for all ages as well such as beer and bread making, composting and international stewardship efforts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is beautiful and creative place tucked next to South Coast Farms. It is an on-the-ground demonstration of various ways to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle. It has been truly amazing and inspiring to see what was once a flat unused lot around an historic home, become a lovely and lush site filled with gardens of vegetables, medicinal plants, and... More

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San Juan Capistrano,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The center is located in a historic building formerly owned by one of the pony express riders. The director creates great programs and events to help provide inspiration to lead a more ecological, green lifestyle. Events can range from building a worm composter to creating wreaths with items from the garden. Classes for kids and lectures on urban gardening. Yearly... More

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San Juan Capistrano, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

I stumbled upon the Ecology Center while picking up organic veggies at the adjacent South Coast Farmstand. It is a small building, so I thought I'd be in and out in a matter of minutes, but I was there for about an hour. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. I learned quite a bit and the visit changed some... More

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