Welcome, Families!

Mama’s (& Papa’s) Cooperative Encinitas is a local group of women (& men, too!) supporting families with personal and professional growth & development along with other soul-full nourishment.

Our Cooperative is also the home base of “Little Sprouts Learning Garden.”

Take Me to the Learning Garden

We are women remembering how to slow down and take care of ourselves, as well as families remembering how to raise our children together.

We do this by providing:

– a Co-working Studio
for Mamas and Papas to tend to their personal & professional work;

– 3 hours of Nature-based Play
for little ones, 18 months to 4 years old;

– Monthly Community Healing Sessions,
including Herbal Consultations & Massage;

– Monthly Emotional Support Circles for Mamas;

– Quarterly Events for the Whole Family;

-“Mama & Me” Gardening Sessions;

+ More!

We are also the home base to

“Little Sprouts
Learning Garden,”

where our children learn, grow & thrive.

Our permaculture garden buzzes with
repurposed wood pallets serving as:
a music wall, a water table, art easels and more.

With the children busy in the garden,
Mama (& Papa) 
can tend to their personal & professional needs in our co-working studio or during one of our many, monthly events – including,
emotional support circles, herbal consultations & massage,
educational workshops, plus more.


Our Cooperative was featured in the San Diego Union Tribune.
Read the article here!

UPCOMING EVENTS for May & Summer 2018:

(Click links for invites &/or to RSVP.)

  • Friday, May 4th – Mama & Me Gardening Day,
    10-12pm. See our calendar for more. Free for members, $5/non members
  • Monday, May 7th & Wednesday, May 9th – SELF CARE WEEK,
    including: Ear Seeds & Herbal Consultations by Mama Courtney, plus more.
    Free for members, $75/month non-members.

  • Saturday, May 12th – BRUNCH & BUILD for the Whole Family!
    10am-1pm. We will enjoy a celebratory Mother’s Day Brunch as well as work together to improve some of the
    infrastructure in our learning garden. Free for members, $25/non-members

    Enroll your child/ren for a 2-week session today! Sessions begin July 9th – August 29th.

  • Wednesday, May 16th, Postpartum Support Group
    10-12pm. See our calendar for more. Free for all.

  • Friday, May 18th, Local Group Hike led by naturalist, Mama Judy,
    9:30-12:30pm. Location TBA. See calendar for more. Free for members, $15/family
  • Saturday, May 26th, Luau & Bonfire for the whole family!
    4-7pm, Come celebrate the end of our spring Learning Garden season with us. We will have yummy food,
    activities for the whole family to enjoy and more! Free for members, $25/family

Our current hours of operation are:

Mondays, 9am – 12pm;
Wednesdays, 9am – 12pm;

*with optional 1st Fridays, Mama & Me Gardening Sessions at a nearby garden and 3rd Fridays, Local Hikes – both of which are led by our Permaculture & Naturalist Certified Mama.

We are planning for Summer Camp 2018.
See our flier below and enroll now!

Stay tuned and be sure to “SUBSCRIBE” for our ongoing emails & newsletters.

*Our affordable cooperative dues range from $180-$360/month.

These dues are fully inclusive of our childcare, healing sessions, and more. Mama &/or Papa can also help out in our learning garden.

We understand how hard it is raising families in this day and age, so
our dues won’t break your bank.*

“Mama’s Co-op is not only my greatest savior as a single mother but it is a dream come true! My son is thriving with the play based learning. The mamas are all so loving and supportive of my son and his busy mind. He is encouraged in his creativity and guided with gentle support. I just can’t say enough about our experiences in this loving, playful, learning garden environment.
And to top it all off, acupuncture and massage are available to support our healing journey as mothers. Need I say more?!
I am so grateful and I feel so supported as a mother in this amazing community.”
Jolie CashCreator, Hot Mama Yoga & Owner, Nature’s Whisper Yoga Studio
“Being able to use the co-work space at the Mama’s (& Papa’s) Co-op has been such a joy and invaluable asset for me. It’s the best of both worlds: I get to do a few hours of work and periodically step outside to take a stretch and watch my daughter at play. I look forward to Co-op days just as much as my daughter does! The co-work space is comfy and quiet with great wifi. As an independent contractor who sometimes struggles to juggle parenthood and work responsibilities, the Co-op has made my life way easier. “
Judd HandlerFather & Independent Contractor