Leichtag Commons is a physical platform to advance and amplify the Foundation’s four strategic areas in a living campus. The Commons is a nexus of social enterprise, innovative agriculture, Jewish community engagement, educational programs, creative arts and culture and vibrant community life, situated on 67.5 acres in the heart of Encinitas and less than one mile from the Pacific Ocean.
Greenhouse space is available now! The future of agriculture is at Leichtag Commons and Coastal Roots Farm – where innovation, sustainability, and community come together!
Leichtag Foundation supports programs and educational activities at Leichtag Commons inspired by ancient Jewish traditions that connect people to community, food, the land, and social justice:
Honoring natural cycles of the earth
Lining the corners of one’s field with food for the stranger and poor
Reserving at least one-tenth of one’s agricultural produce for the poor
The dignity of all creations
Fair treatment of those who work the fields
Tsa’ar Ba’alei Chaim
Kind, humane treatment of animals
Healing the world
Leichtag Commons Is Home to:
An independent nonprofit Jewish community farm and education center. The Farm includes a farm stand, vegetable production farm, vineyard, and food forest.
A collaborative co-working and event space, The Hive is home to 30 nonprofits and social enterprises working in the Jewish, environmental, and agricultural fields.
More than 900,000 square feet of greenhouse space occupied by 8 agricultural tenants. Learn more about the tenants here.