About Leichtag Commons
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.
Formerly the home of Paul Ecke Ranch Poinsettia Brand, Leichtag Commons leases out 900,000 square feet of greenhouse space to a diverse array of innovative agricultural and horticultural tenants. Citizen farmers & social entrepreneurs nourish and nurture community alongside these commercial farmers, allowing for productive interchange and building on natural synergies.
Leichtag Commons is located in a larger quarter square mile that is the home to other nonprofits and organizations focused on various elements of environmental education and community engagement and serving all different ages and life stages. These include Coastal Roots Farm, Encinitas Union School District Farm Lab, Magdalena Ecke YMCA, San Diego Botanic Garden, San Dieguito Heritage Ranch and Seacrest Village Retirement Communities. These partners and Leichtag form the E3 Collaborative to improve our region and better serve the community.