The Farm + Food Lab is a unique and interactive outdoor classroom for visitors of all ages, filled with themed gardens and interesting plants. Visit the numerous spaces containing plants for delicious food, tea, medicine, sweets, herbs, construction, and other uniquely themed beds.
The Farm + Food Lab is a working and organic horticulture area with a mission to educate visitors about urban gardening, inspire composting and the importance of life in the soil, crop rotation, permaculture, and pest management all in an effort to reduce food insecurities locally. Food harvested is donated to local food pantries; volunteer opportunities are available.
Educational spaces within the garden include an outdoor solar powered teaching kitchen, aquaponics demonstration area, free range chickens, seed exchange library, food forest, vermicomposting systems, Monarch Waystation, pollinator garden, and many more!
Visitors can also enjoy reflecting in the Legacy Courtyard with 9/11 ‘Survivor Tree’ sisters, Rosie the Riveter rose exhibit and Victory Garden, and urban orchard.
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 Visitors Center at 949-724-6247 for the most up-to-date information. Parking and admission are free.
Classes & Tours
Classes are held throughout the year — visit yourirvine.org to sign up. Educational tours, field trips, and volunteering opportunities are also available. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Great Park Farm + Food Lab is operated in partnership with Solutions for Urban Ag. Browse upcoming free workshops here. Additional fee-based workshops may be listed at the Solutions for Urban Ag website.