Leichtag Commons is a 67.5 acre agricultural property less than one mile from the Pacific Ocean in the heart of Encinitas, CA. Purchased by the Leichtag Foundation in December 2012, Leichtag Commons is a nexus of social enterprise, innovative agriculture, educational programs, and vibrant community life. The Commons is home to Coastal Roots Farm which includes a production farm, vineyard, food forest and more; the North County Hub, a co-working space for 25 nonprofits and social entrepreneurs; and more than 900,000 square feet of greenhouse space occupied by eight agricultural tenants.
Tours of Leichtag Commons
Join us for a special tour of the Commons and learn about the Foundation’s history, strategic vision for the Commons, and the Foundation’s current initiatives. Tour includes a walk around the property so please wear comfortable closed toed shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. We also encourage you to bring water.
Our tours run on average around an hour and half, depending on group size and questions. Registration is required.
Please note: if you are looking for a tour about Coastal Roots Farm and to learn about its farming practices, please register for the Coastal Roots Farm tour below.
Tours of Coastal Roots Farm
Last Sunday’s of the Month
Join us for an in depth farm tour led by a Coastal Roots’ farmer! Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of our production methods and the innovative technology we use as you enjoy a gentle walk through the ever evolving, beautiful and diverse vegetable, herb and flower gardens. The tour lasts approximately one hour and will focus on the production vegetable gardens, the edible labyrinth and a special meeting with our beloved chickens. If time permits, we will also explore the vineyard, food forest and composting operation.
Want to stay longer? After the tour, get your hands in the soil alongside your tour farmer for our weekly volunteer day from 2-4pm! Please wear closed toed shoes and weather appropriate attire (hat, sunblock and water recommended).
Tour registration is required. As always, children must be accompanied by an adult and no pets will be permitted on the property.