Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Fun Has Begun

We celebrated the first day of fall at South Coast Farms in San Juan Capistrano; one of the few organic farms left in Orange County. Here we marveled at the end of their summer crops which appeared to still be producing - tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and a few strawberries. We also took a peek in at the Congdon House (built in 1878 and noted as the "oldest wooden structure in San Juan Capistrano"). This is the site of the new Ecology Center where exhibits and displays promote environmental education and awareness.
If you are ever in South OC and you are looking for some great organic produce you might want to stop here (they happen to have some fantastic raw chocolate too:).

(Carly's friend Katie nature sketching at the farm)

After the farm we went to another terrific B.E.E. event in Laguna Hills. Pianist, Beth Sussman performed a program entitled Who's Afraid of Classical Music? The audience listened as she played a variety of familiar classical pieces and told stories of composers and their compositions. Our favorite piece was one she composed herself which she played for us at the end of her program. We've enjoyed all the B.E.E. events we've been to this year and plan to attend future programs. If you are interested, check out their website for more information.

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