Our Affiliations

Coral Tree Farm is member of The Livestock Conservancy (formerly The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy) and a Slow Food San Diego movement.


The Livestock Conservancy


The Livestock Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect nearly 200 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction. It works with farmers, chefs, historians, consumers, and others around the nation to protect genetic diversity in agriculture. Just like there are heirloom seeds that need saving, the Conservancy works to protect heritage breeds.

Heritage breeds are traditional livestock breeds that were raised by our forefathers and once roamed the pastures of America’s pastoral landscape, but today 21% of the world’s 8,000 livestock breeds are in danger of extinction. Heritage breeds store a wealth of genetic resources that are important for our future and the future of our agricultural food system.

Some of the Heritage Breeds we raise:

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Slow Food Urban San Diego

Slow Food Urban San Diego  is a local chapter of the national organization Slow Food USA, and its parent organization Slow Food International. Slow Food Urban San Diego seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in our local food system. Their mission is to reconnect Urban San Diegans with each other, rediscover food traditions and cultural heritage and educate our community about the plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food. In addition, they support the mission, tenets, programs and values of Slow Food USA. They seek to inspire a transformation in food policy, production practices and market forces so that they ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.
 
Slow Food International is an international movement founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. It was the first established part of the broader Slow Movement. The movement has since expanded globally to over 100,000 members in 150 countries. Its goals of sustainable foods and promotion of local small businesses are paralleled by a political agenda directed against globalization of agricultural products.