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Encinitas Environmental Education (E3) Collaborative

Growing Together

About Us

The E3 Collaborative is a group of neighborhood organizations working together to contribute to the education, health, and well-being of our community.

The Collaborative's focus is based on common goals shared by its nonprofit partners:

  1. Preserving and encouraging access to nature.
  2. Supporting sustainability education, health and well-being for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
  3. Developing educational, experiential learning and multigenerational programs including those around the nexus of agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, science, sustainability, community building, and the local history and agricultural traditions of Encinitas.
  4. Leveraging the programs and resources of each Partner to achieve the Collaborative's mutual goals.
  5. Working with the City of Encinitas on planning and development within the E3 Collaborative.

The partners are: Coastal Roots Farm, Encinitas Union School District, Leichtag Foundation, Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, San Dieguito Heritage Ranch, San Diego Botanic Garden, and Seacrest Village.

The E3 organizations provide:


  • A chance to learn about the history of the area through hands on exhibits and programs. 
  • A vibrant community for older adults that incorporates the social, spiritual and healthcare needs throughout its levels of care. 
  • A highly regarded and nationally recognized school disctrict for academic programs, 21.5 Century learning, health and wellness, our environmental stewardship. 
  • A community hub where families come to be part of something bigger 
  • Economic development, food production, and intellectual and creative hub 
  • Inspiration for people of all ages to connect to nature and plants
  • Connections to philanthropic, botanic, educational, historic, health and fitness, housing, environmental, and other organizations around the region, the nation, and internationally.