Background & History
We've come a long way since 2001
AGRIscapes was created in 2001 as an Educational Outreach branch of the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture at Cal Poly Pomona. Located West of the main campus on Temple Avenue, AGRIscapes occupies 20 acres of farmland and facilities. Included are the Visitor Center with space available for meetings, workshops and small conferences, The Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch which sells produce grown on campus along with other food items and the a large greenhouse complex used for production and research. Each year AGRIscapes hosts thousands of school children on field trips to our Children’s Garden and Petting Farm along with tours of the Center.
A great place to host your event
The AGRIscapes Visitor Center is a 3000 square foot facility designed to accommodate up to 100 people for events such as conferences, small parties, staff retreats, banquets, or any type of small gathering.
Also available for special events is the Courtyard Picnic Area, Children’s Garden and Petting Farm.
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Connecting children to healthy foods
Learning about healthy, tasty foods that can be grown at home is an influential part of nutrition education. The Children’s Garden at Cal Poly Pomona is designed to allow kids to ‘Learn by Doing’ as they experience first-hand how plants grow through fun and interactive demonstrations. Field trips also offer innovative ways for students to create a home garden even if you only have room for a few pots and containers. Children that learn at a young age the value of working the soil, planting seeds and harvesting a great tasting tomato are much more likely to explore other fresh vegetables at home.
The Children’s Garden Outreach Program is looking for donors interested in helping to provide funds to assist schools to send their students on a field trip to Cal Poly Pomona. Of special interest is to serve children in underprivileged areas who would otherwise be unable to visit. Your assistance is a great way to build healthy minds and bodies.
Pet and feed adorable farm animals
Danny’s Farm is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 by former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Gott and his wife Cathy, in honor of their son, Danny, who is autistic. As a child, Danny was drawn to animals. Danny’s Farm was created to offer a safe and nurturing petting farm and social environment for children and adults with autism or other developmental disabilities.
Danny’s Farm provides a petting zoo at the Farm Store at Cal Poly Pomona, which is available for school field trips or private parties. The zoo also is open to the public nearly every Saturday from March through October. Danny’s Farm also offers a mobile petting zoo for parties and events around Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
October 7th & 8th, 2017
The Pumpkin Festival is a two-day event held every October at AGRIscapes, Cal Poly Pomona.
Started in 1991, the festival has become a very popular event, drawing thousands of visitors to pick pumpkins from a patch at AGRIscapes. The Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture grows 80,000 pumpkins for the event.
The festival also features a corn maze that is specially grown for the occasion, horse rides, and a petting zoo. Visitors can compete and play games run by student clubs or listen to live music. Food and drinks are available to purchase from vendors.
The huge pumpkin patch will remain open daily until October 30th. Field trips are also available beginning October 10th, sign ups begin August 2017.
Live music, great food, and family fun!
Join us for an event full of activities at AGRIscapes. There will be plenty of pick your own berries and vegetables.
Admission is FREE!
Kids will enjoy all the activities including a petting farm and animal rides.
Check back later for the 2017 festival date (to be determined).
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Spring Harvest Dinner
Farm to Table Dinner Event
April 22nd, 2017
The Spring Harvest dinner was started in 2015 as a celebration of agriculture, featuring local chefs cooking foods grown locally, including some raised by agriculture students at Cal Poly Pomona using sustainable practices.
For more information and ticket sales visit the Spring Harvest Farm 2 Table event website.
Spring on the Farm Field Trips
Spring on the Farm Field Trips sign ups begin April / May 2018
Fall Pumpkin Patch Field Trips
Pumpkin Patch Field Trips for October 2017 - Sign ups begin in August
Fall Field trips to the Pumpkin Patch are even better this year with over 50,000 Pumpkins in the field, Danny’s Farm Petting Farm and our huge and confusing Corn Maze. Activities may be selected individually or in a discount package, advance reservations required.
Workshops and Classes
AGRIscapes is a great place to learn!
Since it’s opening in 2016, AGRIscapes has hosted many workshops, classes and seminars including significant presentations of Academic Research. Upcoming programs include training on Wine Tasting and Master Composting. Contact us for more information on upcoming activities or to inquire about presenting you program at our facility.
Visitor Center Availability
Community Supported Agriculture fresh to you!
Cal Poly Pomona Farm
Here at Cal Poly Pomona, the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture has been cultivating over 500 varieties of fruit, vegetables and other agriculture crops since 1938.
While providing education in agriculture, nutrition, plant and food science to students, the College has also connected to local farmers and provided wheat and corn for livestock feed and supplied a variety of seasonal produce to the Farm Store located at AGRIscapes.
Poly Pack is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) enterprise that provides customers with the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture’s high quality seasonally fresh fruits and vegetables and occasionally flowers and herbs. There are two sizes, Large Pack or Half Pack.
Poly Pack can be picked up bi-weekly – every other Thursday – either at the University Quad or the Farm Store. You can order online one Poly Pack at a time or purchase a three-month subscription with a 10% discount on either of the sizes. Please order before 3:30pm on the day of to pick up for that day.
Where: University Quad (next to building 97, Marketplace) or Farm Store – AGRIscapes 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona, CA 91768
When: Every other Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm or at the Farm Store the Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday after delivery/pickup Thursday.
Price: Large Pack - $25 (12-14lbs)
Half Pack - $15 (6-7Lbs)
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Pick up schedule: Bi-weekly (schedule below)
*If you are unable to make the pick-up schedule, you may get your Poly Pack at AGRIscapes, next to the Farm Store. Please make arrangements with Mary Romo at (909) 979-6971.
Grown by Students, Harvest by Students, and Packed by Students
“Learn by Doing” isn’t just a philosophy at the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture. It is the way of student life on the farm. Our 150 acres of farmland that is part of the University campus, is maintained and supported by Cal Poly Pomona’s Agriculture students who are learning about how to feed the world and exploring new technologies in agronomy and agriculture. Every other week, Poly Pack receives its produce from our farm that is harvested and packed the morning it is delivered to our CSA supporters by Cal Poly students.
Meet the Farmers
From our Hydroponic Greenhouses, Farmer Monica Salembier gives us our tomatoes, Butter lettuce, herbs and much more all year round. Her greenhouses are not only experimental/research labs for our produce, but also teach students to grow plants hydroponically (without the use of soil). The hydroponic farm supplies produce, plants, and flowers to the Farm Store and now for Poly Pack throughout the year.
Our 500 acre farm includes Pine Tree Ranch in Santa Paula, Spadra Ranch in Pomona, AGRIscapes located on campus, and the Chino Ranch which is maintained by Farm Manager Dave Matias farm crew, and students. They grow a variety of food that includes onions, strawberries, corn, pumpkins, peppers, squash, avocados, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, and much more, depending on season.
From the CPP Farm to your table, we provide freshly picked fruits and vegetables.