e.Moos: What Happens When Friends Come Together

October '14    

Everyone Can Sing!

Potluck Supper & Sing-Along
Saturday, October 18th
6:00pm - 8:00pm


Even if you have never sung before... we all sound GREAT together! Join us for a potluck supper starting at 6pm, then a singalong afterward. Feel free to bring guitars or other instruments.

Register Here
Halloween Haunts

October 24th & 25th
2 hour sessions
6:15pm - 9:45pm


Travel our enchanted trails, collecting treats and encountering weird and wacky characters along the way. Good, silly old fashioned farm-style fun -- nothing too scary. Halloween costumes extremely encouraged!

Register: Friday, Oct. 24

Register: Saturday, Oct. 25

Intern Spotlight

Ephraim Abocado
Hometown: Calasiao, Philipines


Ephraim is Hidden Villa's Youth Development intern. This past summer he served as a Hidden Villa camp counselor and says that he was impacted by the social and environmental justice concepts that came up in reflections and activities. He's excited to develop his skills as an educator this coming year and explore some of his passions.

Ephraim's Favorite: Milking Vida the cow

 See our calendar of events for more fun, hands-on programs!

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Connect With Us!

Tel: (650) 949-8650
Email: info@hiddenvilla.org
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

In Just One Day

Synopsys celebrated Global Volunteer Week at Hidden Villa in partnership with City Year on September 27th, 2014. Over 400 Synopsys of Mountain View employees and their family members came ready to mulch, dig, build, hammer, and create, all in the name of community service.

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Here is what they accomplished:

- 10,000 square feet of land mulched
- 500 feet of storm water trench restored
- 400 gallons of compost sifted
- 150 planter boxes built for off-site partnership schools
- 88 root protection cages molded
- 30 bird houses and 30 bat houses built
- 10 garden beds constructed for the Education Garden
- 8 picnic tables built
- Refurbished blacksmithing forge
- Restored large bioswale for rainwater infiltration
- Supplies crafted for Youth Development department
- and more!
City Year work
Thank you Synopsys and City Year for your hard work!
You made a big impact.

Become a Farm Guide

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We're always looking for nature enthusiasts that enjoy sharing their love of farm and wilderness with elementary aged school children. If that's you, join us as a weekly Environmental Education volunteer guide.

All training is provided. Contact us at (650) 949-8643 to schedule a tag-along to see how fulfilling it is for guides and kids alike.

Taft School Community Fair

This month Taft Community School in Redwood City will host it's 9th Annual Community Fair. This free, fun-filled day of family, food, exploration, and school pride is open to the public. Hidden Villa will be there to celebrate, make hand-cranked ice cream, and enjoy the day with our friends and neighbors. 

October 18th, 11am - 3pm
Taft Community School


For the past 10 years Hidden Villa has partnered with Taft Community School, providing a science teacher and garden-based after school programming. Throughout this fruitful relationship 5th grade science test scores have improved significantly. We've collaborated to build a community garden that students and community care for and watched excitement rise about family, health, and the environment.

333 Reasons We Had a Blast

September 20, 2014 marked the 18th Annual Duveneck Dinner, our premier farm-to-table fundraiser. 333 of you joined us as we shared in the legacy of Josephine and Frank Duveneck...

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...and celebrated 3 local humanitarians turning their passions into actions that change the world.

DD honorees

You, our community, sustain us and help illuminate connections and inspire our world. Thank you.

We also had a blast. Check out more pics from the photo booth and the event here.

Think Outside the Flock

The new Bloomingdale's of Stanford is opening October 10th. To celebrate their grand opening they've selected 10 non-profit organizations and made a donation of $5,000 to each. Hidden Villa is proud to be one of them. They've given us private preview tickets, which include a $20 "Bmoney" certificate for use October 9th -13th. Please call development at (650) 949-9702 if you'd like a ticket.

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Questions, comments or ideas for what
you'd like to see in the e.Moos?

We'd love to hear from you!
Share your feedback with sofia@hiddenvilla.org.

Hidden Villa was originally the home of Frank and Josephine Duveneck and their family, who over the years made the ranch into a place for environmental discovery, social awareness, and community involvement. Today, Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice.

Ephraim Abocado, Daniel Chimielewski, Garth Harwood, Sofia Pablo-Hoshino, Maggie Shields, Marc Sidel, and Karen Wilkes.

Photo credits:
Laurie Aubuchon, Joel Bartlett, Dan Quinn, and Lucy Zhang.

Thank you to each and every one of you who help pave the way towards a more just and sustainable future!

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Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Rd
Los Altos Hills, California 94022