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Self Guided Tour

 

Wild Willow Farm is excited to welcome you to our self-guided tour! Follow the signs around the farm and  learn about each landmark along the way. Thank you to local Chula Vista High School students for helping to create content for each QR code! 

 

Wild Willow Farm & Education Center is a five-acre working farm located in the southwest corner of the United States, less than three miles from the Pacific Ocean and two-thirds mile north of the Mexican Border. The farm is nestled along the banks of the scenic Tijuana River, and borders the river's beautiful estuary nature preserve. We're a 15-minute drive from downtown San Diego, with easy and quick access from most of urban south San Diego County.

The Farm was established in 2010 by San Diego Roots Foundation and the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County (RCD) assumed ownership and management in September 2019. Since time immemorial, this region has been the home of the Kumeyaay Native people. We acknowledge that people have come before us and lived with care and respect on these lands. We recognize that we are now on the lands of these indigenous people who are still here and will always be. We honor the Indigenous people living today as well as their ancestors, and we deeply respect their resilience and connection to the land.

 

Our Mission

The RCD will fulfill its mission to protect, conserve, and restore natural resources through education, information, and technical assistance programs by operating Wild Willow Farm and Education Center. The mission of the Farm is to connect the community to local food, starting with the soil. We will do this through facilitating agricultural programs that promote resource conservation and regenerative farming practices. Furthermore, the Farm is a nurturing space that encourages biocultural diversity, providing experiences to nurture self-empowerment, and also inspire people to connect to food, land, and each other.