The Farm in Poway will create a welcoming neighborhood that reflects Poway’s rural appeal, with amenities for all Poway residents to enjoy. The community will replace the former private golf course with more than 70 acres of publicly accessible recreational and agricultural open space and amenities.
Since the closure of Stoneridge Country Club, the property has become overgrown with vegetation, creating a visual blight in the community. The first priority of The Farm in Poway team is to clear the overgrown vegetation. As the property is developed, we will see the creation of new agricultural uses, native landscaping and 3,000 new trees to restore the visual character of the neighborhood.
Conservation open space is a key feature in The Farm’s design, allowing residents to experience “life on the farm” surrounded by community and specialty gardens. The project includes more than 55 acres of conservation open space. These areas will provide buffers between existing homes and new residences and beautiful view corridors to the community and surrounding mountains.
Community gardens and agricultural fields are an important part of the conservation open space areas. They will be professionally managed and maintained, providing Poway residents with the opportunity to grow their own fruits, vegetables and herbs. Specialty gardens, landscaped open space and environmental protection features will make up the balance of the conservation open space.
The Farm in Poway also includes more than 14 acres of recreation open space for all Poway residents to enjoy. A new park will provide a recreational and entertainment area that will include a small grass amphitheater, large open grassy areas, picnic pavilions, a tot lot, and a separated off-leash dog park. And 3.5 miles of trails will connect to Poway’s regional trail system at Espola Road.
The Farm in Poway has announced several new partners that will operate businesses in the community. With a focus on local and eco-friendly partners, these businesses will provide services, entertainment, education, and products that enhance The Farm’s focus on agriculture, recreation, and conservation.
One of the signature features of The Farm in Poway will be the Butterfly Farm and Education Center. This unique destination will be operated by Butterfly Farms, a non-profit educational institution whose mission is to conserve native butterflies and their habitats through education and conservation. The Butterfly Farm and Education Center in The Farm in Poway will be their second location – they have successfully operated a facility in Encinitas since 2012. The Center will include a butterfly vivarium; classes, tours, and educational events teaching about important pollinators and their habitat; and a nursery selling butterfly-friendly plants.
The Social will provide a welcoming gathering spot for friends and neighbors. Villa Capri Trattoria Poway and AleSmith Brewing Co. will operate The Social’s café and beer & wine garden. Villa Capri is a Poway favorite and considered one of the best restaurants in town. AleSmith is owned by two Poway residents, and we are proud to help them open their first Poway location.
The Club will be the center of recreation, fitness, and wellness at The Farm in Poway. FWRD Barre+Fitness will relocate from their current Poway location to operate the health club. FWRD Barre+Fitness will offer indoor and outdoor fitness areas, a variety of fitness classes, and member amenities like childcare and a beverage bar. The Club will also provide a home for Bio-tique, expanding from their current Poway location. Bio-tique will offer a variety of healing and personal wellness services in a spa-like environment, making The Club a full-service health facility. And Poway favorite, Floaties Swim School, will open a second location to offer outdoor swim lessons in the pool at The Club.
The Farm in Poway will give residents the chance to be farmers themselves! Our five community gardens will offer plots for rent so residents can grow their own fruits, vegetables and herbs within walking distance from their homes. To ensure that these gardens are well maintained, we have partnered with Farmscape, the largest urban farming company in California. Founded in 2008, Farmscape has designed, installed, and maintained hundreds of community farms across the state. The community gardens in The Farm are anticipated to produce about 20 tons of fresh produce each year!
One of the unique features of The Farm in Poway is the incorporation of working agriculture into community open space. Dos Gringos Flowers, based in north San Diego County, will operate The Farm’s working fields. Dos Gringos specializes in growing flowers and foliage used in flower bouquets and their fields will be a beautiful asset to The Farm community.
The current condition of the property creates a persistent fire hazard. Clearing the vegetation will remove the immediate threat and the development of the community with irrigated and maintained landscaping, which will enhance fire safety further. The Farm in Poway has been designed to incorporate best practices in fire safety. Active management of open space, increased setbacks and state-of-the-art fire safety features will ensure that The Farm in Poway is a fire safe community that will, in turn, enhance fire safety for neighboring residents.
The Farm in Poway is designed with environmental sustainability as a top priority.