The Institute of Urban Ecology (IUE) is a Los Angeles-based center for learning focused on living ecological solutions for the urban environment. We seek to create, discover, and illuminate the ideas which will convert isolated, disconnected communities into thriving, symbiotic ecosystems of interaction, benefaction, and community action. Learn more about us.
IUE offers hands on classes and workshops, work studies, internships, volunteer opportunities and more for those interested in learning and developing the art of urban ecology. See our upcoming events.
Fair Oaks Farm @ Zorthian Ranch
IUE is working to develop a large parcel of centrally located land in Los Angeles into a physical center for learning about urban ecology. The Fair Oaks Farm @ Zorthian Ranch will feature ecological projects such as fruit orchards, herb gardens, livestock, apiaries, and more. We will provide updates to this project as it develops.
IUE is looking for partners in developing this project. If you or your organization would be interested in helping, please email us.
Join us for our Weekly Saturday Work Parties at IUE from 9am to 5pm. More details and other events on our Event Page.
Focus on Food FM
Focus on Food is a radio program produced by IUE that focuses on the issues of food in an urban environment. Listen in to Focus on Food on KPFK 90.7FM live (schedule upcoming) or listen to past episodes below. Focus on Food is hosted by IUE Board Members Carter Wallace and Rishi Kumar.
Listen to the latest episode below (click here for all episodes):
The Growing Home
The Growing Home is an urban farm, educational center, and model home located in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Its goal is to re-think, re-imagine, and re-generate the suburban landscape to build a green & sustainable future. Formerly a grass growing home, The Growing Home is now a food growing farm. Using permaculture principles, The Growing Home achieves year round food production on 5000 sq ft of land, from herbs to vegetables to fruits. The Growing Home is also a venue for classes and tours hosted by IUE.
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