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“this place will make you happy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Ecology Center

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, environmental solutions at the household and community level.
SoCal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“this place will make you happy”
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 fruit trees. You and your kids will enjoy wandering around the grounds and don't forget to visit Red the rooster and his small band of hens. The shop inside the house is full of interesting, well designed items and books that can help you live a more sustainable life (and is a great place to find unique gifts for your more discerning friends and family members.)

Visited August 2013
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San Juan Capistrano,CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“A Ecological Gem in San Juan Capistrano”
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 event includes a farm to table dinner.

Visited September 2012
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San Juan Capistrano, CA
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12 attraction reviews
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“Super Cool and Informative”
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 of my habits. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.

Visited March 2012
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