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What’s New at The Farm + Food Lab?


Solutions for Urban Agriculture is thrilled to be operating the Great Park Farm + Food Lab this year, in partnership with the City of Irvine and the UC Master Gardeners of Orange County.

The Farm + Food Lab, located with the Orange County Great Park, is an interactive outdoor classroom for visitors of all ages, featuring numerous agricultural methods, interactive exhibits, and learning gardens. It is a working and dynamic organic agricultural space with a mission to educate visitors about gardening, inspire innovative and unique ideas, and facilitate a thriving community of people working in partnership. The Farm + Food Lab is the perfect place to enhance your gardening knowledge or learn the basics about starting your first garden!

The Farm + Food Lab is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Hours may vary on holidays, and the Farm + Food Lab may close due to weather.

Please call the OC Great Park Visitors Center at 949.724.6247 for the most up-to-date information. Parking and admission are free.

If you are interested in scheduling a tour, volunteering, sponsoring a new educational or Ag technology exhibit, or have a question or comment, please e-mail

Solutions for Urban Agriculture is dedicated to improving communities through innovative agriculture system. It addresses food insecurity while educating all ages about the vital role agriculture plays in every aspect of food production.


For registration information, email Classes are free, but seating is limited!

February 16th – How To Grow Warm Season Veggies From Seed
February 23rd – Fruit Tree Pruning & Garden Tool Maintenance
March 2nd – Edible Gardening Workshop #1 – Site Selection & Soil Preparation
March 23rd – Edible Gardening Workshop #2 – Garden Plan, Plant Selection & Planting
April 13th – Edible Gardening Workshop #3 – Irrigation, Mulching, Weed Control & Fertilizing
April 27th – Successful Veggie Gardens in Containers
May 4th – Edible Gardening Workshop #4 – Pest & Disease Control, Harvesting
May 18th – Preserving the Season – Introduction to Food Preservation
June 1st – Preserving the Season – Jam Making
June 16th – Preserving the Season – Pickling Fruits & Vegetables
June 29th – Planting and Care of Citrus Trees
July 13th – Planning and Planting the Small Space Veggie Garden
August 3rd – Grow Cool-Season Veggies
September 14th – Backyard Composting
October 12th – Intro to Beekeeping
October 26th – Preserving the Season – Introduction to Food Preservation
November 9th – Preserving the Season – Jam Making
November 16th – Preserving the Season – Pickling Fruits & Vegetables

The Farm + Food Lab is located at 14280 Cadence in Irvine.

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