There is very little that is typical or standard about Solutions Farms. While every farm is different in its resources, methods, and products, Solutions Farms exists in a classification of its own by virtue of what it seeks to accomplish.
Solutions for Change is a nonprofit organization based in North San Diego County and created in 1999 with a single goal: solve family homelessness - one family one community at a time. Solutions uses the farm to provide job training to program clients.
Solutions for Change acquired two acres in Vista, the site of a former nursery, and in 2012 renovated the property and greenhouses. They built a 7,000 square foot greenhouse aquaponics farm that produces both tilapia fish and leafy greens and herbs in a closed loop system. The farm is certified organic and grows its plants in coconut coir fiber and worm castings.
Produce from the farm is sold to local schools, restaurants, and markets, and all revenue is reinvested into programs operated by Solutions for Change.
In 2015 Solutions for Change was awarded a grant from Alliance Healthcare Foundation which helped fund an expansion which tripled the farm’s production footprint from 7,000 to 25,000 square feet, and made Solutions Farms the largest operating aquaponics farm in California.
On Saturday, March 18, Friends of Farming will have an opportunity to tour the newly expanded Solutions Farms facility in Vista.
Tour sizes must be held to no more than 30 people per tour.
There will be a tour at 9 am and 10:30 am.
Don't miss this rare opportunity - make sure to respond quickly to reserve your spot.
There will be a waitlist in case tours fill and additional space opens.
Register today for your spot on this tour:
Tour A: 9:00 am
Tour B: 10:30 am
Any questions can be directed to Taylor Zumstein at 760-420-8999.