David Rager

The Ecology Center

Grant Awarded: $15,500

The Ecology Center was founded in San Juan Capistrano, California, in 2008 to teach practical environmental conservation tips at the household and community level.

More than 12,000 people have attended classes, workshops, lectures, festivals and camps at the Center's historic farmhouse to learn everything from organic gardening and water stewardship to energy conservation. The success of the Center's Backyard Skills program has spurred the need for manuals and books. brochures and postcards to expand outreach for the program.