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Golden Eagle Gardens is a 5-acre organic garden operated by the Mesa Grande Business Development Corporation (BDC) for the benefit of the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians. It produces fresh, healthy vegetables, fruits, herbs, and Native ethnobotanicals for sale to community members and the general public.
Producing organic food means growing crops in a natural way, without chemicals and pesticides, to nourish the earth and prioritize traditional Native values of land stewardship and conservation. Golden Eagle Gardens also features a 3-acre demonstration garden and a 2-acre Community Garden where tribal members grow and tend to their own food selections. Future plans include the addition of three greenhouses to extend the growing season and support an ethnobotanical nursery.
In addition to organic produce sales, Golden Eagle Gardens is planning future classes on the basics of organic gardening, healthy cooking, and the cultural significance of ethnobotanicals in traditional Kumeyaay life. Available classes will be posted on the Events page of this website.
Most of the produce is sold to wholesale markets, however, the farm is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8-1. (Or whenever the gate is open)