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The Ecology Center

32701 Alipaz St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-4110
+1 949-443-4223
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Informative, interesting "farm" spot at edge of town

Docent lead tour, suggested $5 donation, one hour. How, where, why to plant certain trees, plants... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2016
704Traveler
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Denair
Sustainability in action, a hidden gem

My husband and I signed up for one of the Saturday morning tours--in March the focus was water. We... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2016
TooMuch2Do
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Laguna Niguel, California
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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.
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15 Nov 2016
“Informative, interesting "farm" spot at edge of town”
10 Apr 2016
“Sustainability in action, a hidden gem”
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32701 Alipaz St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-4110
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

Docent lead tour, suggested $5 donation, one hour. How, where, why to plant certain trees, plants, compost, raise chickens, use solar panels, growing plants on roof of "outdoor" room, hydroponics in geode shaped hot house, natural methods to save and reuse rain and gray water....More

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Reviewed April 10, 2016

My husband and I signed up for one of the Saturday morning tours--in March the focus was water. We saw the drought-tolerant garden, edible garden, huge water barrel and gray water reuse. There wasn't time to learn about the green roof, solar panels, aquaponic garden...More

2  Thank TooMuch2Do
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Reviewed April 24, 2015

Based on previous reviews, we took our teenage grandsons to visit after a trip to the Mission. We thought this would be an opportunity for them to do some hands-on activities. When we arrived, there was no one around. We went in a very charming...More

4  Thank divermt
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Reviewed March 23, 2015

I brought 4 teenagers here and they loved it! They were eating fruit off the trees, cycling the water pump bicycle and having a great time.

1  Thank tupper S
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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...More

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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...More

3  Thank SoSoCak
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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...More

2  Thank earlysnowdrop
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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...More

4  Thank BennyMc
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