Paint and Plant

Paint and Plant

Over 300 participants joined us at our Paint and Plant event, at Coastal Roots' Farm and Hangout Season Finale last Thursday afternoon. Children and adults of all ages sat under the shade of our tent, and painted terra-cotta pots, planted wildflower seeds inside, and learned about the importance of bees and other pollinators to our food and to our planet.

You’re Invited!

You’re Invited!

We're especially excited to announce (and you're the very first ones to hear it) that the entertainment at this event will include The Gold Souls, all the way from Sacramento in all their bluesy glory, as well as a very special San Diego musician, Erin Bower and friends. Koi Zen Cellars will be pouring the wine and it's sure to be a very good time. Check back soon for announcements on more special guests and local sponsors. We're looking forward to building our community and building support around Terra Cultura's mission. We hope you can come!

Interview with John and Courtney Fiske of San Diego Farm Animal Rescue

Interview with John and Courtney Fiske of San Diego Farm Animal Rescue

John and Courtney Fiske are celebrating an anniversary next month. May marks a full year since they opened San Diego Farm Animal Rescue, in Escondido, California. Among their cherimoya trees, Courtney and John provide safe haven for elderly, abandoned and otherwise displaced horses, pigs, chickens and the like, from ranches and homes who simply can no longer care for them. We caught up with our friends to chat about how they got into animal care-taking, what they’ve learned over the last year, and what’s on the horizon for San Diego Farm Animal Rescue.

Interview with David Plescia, Green Valley Community Farm

Interview with David Plescia, Green Valley Community Farm

David Plescia and his partner Kayta Brady are no strangers to the land. After meeting as apprentices in Williamstown, MA at Caretaker Farm in 2012 (one of the oldest active CSAs in the United States), they've since set their sights on California. In 2013, they relocated to Sebastapol, CA, and in 2016, they began a new endeavor working with partners at Green Valley Farm and Mill, to open Green Valley Community Farm, a small organic fruit and vegetable farm nestled alongside Green Valley Creek in Sebastopol, California. David was kind enough to sit down to answer a few questions for us about getting into farming, and about startup farm life.

Agonizing Affections

Agonizing Affections

For my first Terra Cultura blog entry, I wanted to share some new and very personal work with you. I chose these photographs because I think they resonate with our ethos, which is a turn back to the real: real food, real people, real talk about survival. We are facing a crisis in our everyday lives, and it is both a crisis of means and a crisis of feeling.