Located adjacent to a wildlife refuge in San Diego, Wild Willow Farm is non-profit project for San Diegans of all ages to pick their own fresh produce, connect with other farmers, meet local foodies, and learn how to garden. Wild Willow is part of a larger non-profit organization called San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project. Pacific College San Diego’s very own alumna and faculty member, Miles Thomas, was lucky enough to be on the Permaculture Design team of the Wild Willow Sustainable Farm.
Thomas owns his own practice, South Park Community Acupuncture, and first heard about San Diego Roots through patients who helped run the organization. Always encouraging students and patients to learn cooking and gardening skills, he set up an educational "garden build" at his South Park home with "Victory Gardens”, another wing of San Diego Roots that focuses on home and urban based edible gardens. Several months later, Thomas decided to do some more intensive Permaculture Training in Orange County for his personal project in Mexico, a 16 acre organic farm called "Jardin Lumbini Communidad Permacultura".