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SAN DIEGO: Women’s agriculture conference in region Jan. 13-17

Farm to Table. (FreeImages photo by Lyn Belisle)
January 9, 2019

SAN DIEGO — Women interested in learning aspects of the agriculture business and networking with other women in the industry from across the country can attend the National Farmers Union’s Women’s...

Encinitas Union School District trustees OK Farm Lab expansion

Jimbo’s grocery chain is among the sponsors of Encinitas Union School Distirct’s Farm Lab. (EUSD Farm Lab photo)
May 1, 2018
The Encinitas Union School District’s Farm Lab recently received the green light to expand after a Board of Trustees vote, the district announced April 30.

Encinitas school board candidates discuss student yoga, farming

Programs have drawn criticism over religious concerns, fiscal and educational value
November 7, 2016
Two issues at the center of this year’s race for the Board of Trustees in the Encinitas Union School District are the funding of yoga and farming programs, which are available to the 5,400 students at the nine schools as part of the Health and Wellness Program.

EDITORIAL: Community character, experience lead endorsement picks

North Coast Current offers recommendations for Encinitas, educational and regional races
November 6, 2016
The North Coast Current’s editorial leadership suggests the following candidates for several Nov. 8 races affecting the city of Encinitas. The nature of this year’s local campaign reflects some of what we’ve seen nationally, with preferred candidates taking positions on issues that are at odds with other aspects that make those candidates appealing.

Encinitas school farm program earns organic certification

September 15, 2016
The Encinitas Union School District’s educational farms have marked a milestone with certification by the California Certified Organic Farmers group, the district announced Sept. 15.

Taking root: Encinitas continues work on urban farming policy

A family tends to a plot Feb. 12 at the Encinitas Community Garden. As the garden continues to develop, the city of Encinitas is still working on a more concrete urban farming policy. (Photo by Jen Acosta)
February 15, 2016

Among recent changes in the local farming community, Encinitas’ Urban Agriculture Subcommittee continued a discussion of a new urban agriculture ordinance and agricultural permit during the second of...

After years of effort, Encinitas Community Garden begins to sprout

Peppers are growing at the new Encinitas Community Garden, pictured Oct. 15. After years of work, organizers celebrated the garden’s grand opening Oct. 3. (Photo by Susan Whaley)
October 18, 2015

Encinitas resident Liza Blue pushed a wheel barrel full of veggies to a raised garden bed she leases. She was on her way to pick up her kids that afternoon but stopped by the newly opened Encinitas...

Encinitas mayoral candidates stake their plots on urban farming issue

October 13, 2014

Candidates in Encinitas’ first race for mayor each see agriculture as an integral part of the city, and as the city’s Urban Agriculture Subcommittee works to create an ordinance that speaks to urban...

Point of View: Urban farm tiff has quite a plot

June 13, 2014

Encinitas’ long, rich history of agriculture has lost out to crops of so-called “McMansions” over the years, but patches of that past tradition continue to hold ground in the city’s urbanized environment....

Saving the family farm: Murky Encinitas ordinances cast shadow over urban agriculture

Laurel Mehl’s urban farm is nestled among several residences. As she looks over her organic fruits and vegetables, a homeowner in the adjacent lot (background) is installing solar panels. (Photo by Scott Allison)
May 31, 2014

Coral Tree Farm is working to gain back the ability to sell produce and hold community educational events for children and adults since losing its farm zoning rights due to city ordinances that do not...

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