The mission of the Encinitas Community Garden is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Encinitas by creating and sustaining an organic garden that provides registrants access to a property site where locally produced food can be grown in environmentally sustainable ways. In so doing, healthy food is affordable to the members. Further, the Encinitas Community Garden will promote land stewardship, horticultural education and strengthen community bonds by outreach to other local organizations, such as 4H, and senior groups.
Our purpose is to increase sustainable urban food production by teaching people how to grow food, and to create a supportive community where they can share tools, skills and inspiration. When community members have access to local land for the purpose of growing food, social justice, economic security and community political participation are strengthened. As people work together to grow food and re-connect with the land, communities and families grow strong, hopeful, confident and healthy.