About the Demonstration Garden

The Live Well San Diego Food System Initiative is thrilled to announce that the County Operations Center Demonstration Garden is now open to the public! You can learn more about the garden on this page. For translation needs on pages throughout this site, you can use the Google Translate widget in the upper right corner of this page to select different languages. 

One goal of the Food System Initiative's 2020 - 2021 Action Plan was to design and install a demonstration garden at the County Operations Center (COC), utilizing an edible landscape design alongside educational sustainability measures, that could serve as a pilot project and demonstration site for the public. The Food System Initiative (FSI) is excited to open this garden and invite all residents to take a walk through the garden and learn about our seasonal produce and sustainability measures!



The COC Demonstration Garden is operated and maintained by the Master Gardener Association of San Diego County. Learn more about the Master Gardeners by visiting their website here

Events & Workshops

The garden will regularly host workshops and events that will engage County staff, residents, and students. These programs will teach atendees how to:

  • Grow seasonal produce 
  • Create container gardens in small areas
  • Conserve water when gardening
  • Compost leftover or spoiled food
  • Plan healthy meals 

Check back soon to see events we have planned for Fall/Winter 2021!


Visit the Agriculture, Weights and Measures Interactive Lobby Exhibit! 


What’s all the buzz about? Visit the Agriculture, Weights & Measures lobby for an interactive entomology experience. Peer through the microscope for a closer look at some of San Diego County’s beneficial pollinators and invasive pests. Come face to face with an insect in the living terrarium, and learn what steps you can take to protect our agricultural community. Learn more here!