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SmartScape Expo
September 23, 2016 – Bluebird Canyon Farms is proud to sponsor the Laguna Beach County Water District’s (“LBCWD’s”) annual SmartScape Expo event to be held this Saturday, September 24th, from 8 am to 3 pm, at the District’s Headquarters located at 306 3rd Street in the Village of Laguna Beach.  The event will showcase various water and resource conservation practices, offer free planting demonstrations and workshops and is an outstanding opportunity for individuals to meet and greet various professionals who can help them do more with less.  With the Great Western Drought still looming large, California remains in the throes of... Read more
Bluebird Canyon Farms Intern Receives High Honor
Bluebird Canyon Farms Intern Receives High Honor... Read more
Winter Rains Yield Honey Bounty
April 11, 2016    Although El Niño did not prove as dramatic as  weather pundits had predicted  the rains that fell this winter in Southern California came not a moment too soon.   The earth awoke from  a seemingly comatose slumber and the spring bloom of the coastal chaparral draping the hills surrounding the farm is the most vibrant and prolific we have witnessed in nearly five years.  Hobo Camp is buzzing with activity and “our bees are the most productive we have seen in quite some time” according to Farm and Garden Coordinator Connor Dorais.  Simply put our apiary is thriving... Read more
Seeking Qualified Urban Farm Docents
November 14,  2015 – Bluebird Canyon Farms is seeking  qualified applicants interested in community supported urban agriculture, permaculture, sustainable living  and ecological restoration issues to act as volunteer docents at the farm.  Docents will meet and greet guests during our weekly farm tours and interact and share information with the public about the farm and its various programs.   A minimum of ten (10) hours per month are required for participation in this program.   “The farm continues to generate a great deal of excitement among the public,”  according to Operations Director Scott Tenney, and “ we continue to seek ways to exchange ideas and share information with... Read more
2015 Harvest Festival A Success
October 24, 2015  Nearly 300 happy guests came out to celebrate the 2015 Harvest Festival held at Bluebird Canyon Farms on October 17, 2015.  “This is the third time we have held this event together,” says Transition Laguna Beach President Chris Prelitz (pictured, sampling some farm produce), “and it is beginning to feel like a community tradition.”  The event, jointly produced by Bluebird Canyon Farms and Transition Laguna Beach (“TLB”) is a celebration of community and designed to allow long-time friends and the newly acquainted, opportunities to share perspectives and fellowship. The event showcased various local musicians and artisans, a... Read more
Water Savers – Using Less and Running Clean
October 11, 2015 – Water conservation efforts at Bluebird Canyon Farms continues to perform strongly according to official records from the Laguna Beach County Water District.  Year on year water usage has declined by more than 20% relative to 2014, and monthly water usage during the first ten months of 2015 has consistently measured less than 30% of the site’s water budget.  “This strong performance can be attributed to several factors,” according to Facility Coordinator Erick Santiago, “and include extensive use of endemic native vegetation in areas not being cultivated, installation of a sophisticated smart irrigation system, and use of water... Read more