Fairview Gardens Goleta Organic Farm

Fairview Gardens’ Volunteer, Martin Camp Wins Cox Conserves Award


Goleta Magazine
Cover story:Fairview Gardens: A New Era in Urban Agriculture

May 15, 2013

Santa Barbara Independent
Food and Philanthropy Come Together for Two Great Events

February 1, 2013

Fairview Gardens at Forefront of Connecting Land, Community

October 30, 2012

Fairview Gardens’ Padron Peppers on the Menu at the Los Angeles Palihotel Restaurant, The Hart and the Hunter

January 31, 2011

The Daily Nexus
Farm Provides Students with Organic Produce

January 28, 2011

Mark Tollefson Gets Back to His Roots at Fairview Gardens

January 15, 2011

Santa Barbara News Press
Urban Homesteading – Fairview Gardens classes to teach locals traditional skills

November 30, 2010

KCSB radio 91.9
Interview with Executive Director Mark Tollefson.
Listen online at

October 2, 2010

Nationally Syndicated NPR show, “You Bet Your Garden” interviews Fairview Gardens Executive Director, Mark Tollefson.
Listen online at NPR station WHYY

October 2, 2010

Santa Barbara Independent
Fairview Gardens Featured in National Broadcast
“Your Bet Your Garden” Highlights Organic Farm Success on October 2

Summer 2010

edible Santa Barbara Magazine
Young Farmers: Changing the World From the Ground Up
Read about five young farmers in the Santa Barbara area, with special attention paid to our very own farm manager, Toby McPartland.

June 26, 2010

Santa Barbara Independent
Fairview Gardens Says Yes We Can: Learning how to Pickle and Preserve the Season’s Best
Article on our canning classes run by our Marketing Manager Melissa Gomez.

2007 Documentary: Tableland

Documentary by Craig Noble, Tableland is a culinary expedition in search of the people, place and taste of North America small scale, sustainable food production. The movie contains themed sections on taste, sustainability, the environment and is filled with fun stories, entertaining facts and tasty treats. ©2007 Pixel One Productions.

November 16, 2007

Fairview Gardens feature on “Garden Gossip”; AM 1290 Santa Barbara News Press Radio.

October 4, 2007

Fairview Gardens feature on Romancing the Table™: a celebration of food, life and love.

Fairview Gardens: Santa Barbara, CA, September 2006

Season 2, Episode 8
Surrounded by strip-malls and sub-divisions, Fairview gardens, one of the oldest organic farms in the country manages to feed over 500 families.

Other News

  • Watch our segment on Farmers’ Almanac TV, a 30-minute magazine-style series that captures the wit and wisdom of the Farmers’ Almanac. Call your local PBS station and tell them you want to see Farmers’ Almanac TV.
  • “Fertile ground for neighborly dispute.” by Sonia Fernandez.
    Goleta Valley Voice, August 17 – August 24, 2007. p. 13.
  • “Farm gets clean bill of health.” by Sonia Fernandez.
    Goleta Valley Voice, August 31 – September 6, 2007. p. 13.
  • “Glorious Green: An urban organic garden embraces children and an entire community.”
    By Trace Iset Robinson and Denise Iset
    Food and Home Magazine, Summer 2007, p. 60-62.
  • “Thanksgiving, from the ground up” by Michael Ableman
    Los Angeles Times, November 23, 2005, B11.
  • “Fair View of Goleta: Urban Agriculture Prevails Over Development” by Cathy Murillo
    Santa Barbara Independent, July 3, 2003, p. 23.
  • “Downey on the Farm,” by Starshine Roshell
    Santa Barbara News-Press, July 3, 2002, D1 & 8.
  • “Earthly Delights, Cultivating a New Agricultural Revolution: An Interview With Michael Ableman” by Arnie Cooper
    Sun Magazine, June 2003, pp. 4-14.
  • “Growing New Life at Ground Zero,” by Michael Ableman
    New York Times, December 21, 2002, p. A35.
  • “Less is More: A California Farmer and Author Reflects on the Water Crisis,”
    by Michael Ableman
    Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2002, B11.
  • “From Earth to Table,” by Starshine Roshell
    Santa Barbara News-Press, June 6, 2002.
  • “A Community Supported Garden,” by Kyle Swanson
    New Texas Magazine, February 2002, p. 6-7, 21.
  • “Suburban Gothic,” by James McCommons
    Organic Gardening Magazine, January/February 2002, p. 29-35.
  • “A future for family farms,” by John Krist
    Ventura County Star, April 19, 2001, B8.
  • “Coming soon to a city near you: a farm,” by Daniel B. Wood
    Christian Science Monitor, January 3, 2001, p. 1.