Bluebird Canyon Farms strives to be a community resource and to be recognized as a model of sustainable urban living.


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Friends of Bluebird Canyon Farms
February 08, 2018 –  On a chilly Thursday evening last week, neighbors and friends gathered in the historic Bluebird Canyon Farms Lodge to share some community and discuss the farm’s operating practices.  This was the first of three planned “Open House” meetings that will offer community members details regarding the farm’s history, its operational practices, and program offerings. “There has been a consistent outpouring of interest and support for the farm and we felt these meetings will further clarify who we are, what we do, and our values” according to Education  Coordinator Kathy Tanaka, who adds “The additional meetings to be held... Read more
Farm Dinner Summer Series
Farmer Leo and Chef Jen team up to create outstanding Five-Course meals from Bluebird Canyon Farms’ gardens as well as other local producers. The pair have been producing farm dinners over the past few years, and are currently selling tickets for the next event. Find information under EVENTS (or click here). Contact  to learn more.... Read more
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
Craving Calendula
August 26, 2016 – A bounty of culinary and medicinal herbs are currently being harvested, dried and processed at the Farm. In order to meet growing demand, plans are being developed to bring additional cropping capacity devoted to culinary and medicinal herb production. Our herbs are grown to satisfy demand from associates and for incorporation into our own proprietary health and wellness formulas, such as soaps, lotions and salves. Calendula, shown in the photograph, is one herb we grow annually. An herbaceous plant, Calendula is in the Asteraceae family of daisy-like plants which many refer to as marigolds. Native to southwestern... Read more
Bluebird Canyon Farms Intern Receives High Honor
Bluebird Canyon Farms Intern Receives High Honor... Read more
Laguna Beach Farmers Market
July 29, 2016  Be sure to come check us out at the Laguna Beach Farmers Market, on the first Saturday of every month.  We will be there at first light with all of our organically grown seasonal produce – now featuring summer Squash, Tomatoes, Carrots, Collard Greens, Beets, and more, as well as fresh herbs like Mint, Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme. We also feature interesting items from our homestead including our local honey, fabricated items from our workshop, health and wellness items, Bluebird Canyon Farms apparel, and much more. Contact us at to learn more.... 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
New Cropping Terrace Comes On-Line Oct. 23, 2015
 October 10, 2015 – For nearly ten weeks during the summer of 2015, Bluebird Canyon Farms and Growing Skills personnel worked intently to restore a badly erosion damaged section of  the farm. This ground-piece now known as Cropping Terrace II was sculpted from the hillside and will be put into agricultural production during the week of October 23, 2015.  Production eagerly anticipated from this new area will be incorporated into our Harvest Share program and allow us to expand our offerings. Contact us at to learn more.... Read more