Hidden Villa Summer Camp is hot and almost full. We had some technical issues that our Summer Camp Staff is working through and if this affected you we appreciate your patience. If you haven't yet signed up, there's still time. Register here
Want to explore the Sierra's? We still have availability in our Sierra Backpacking Program. Take a look at this Los Altos Town Crier article about the program. We're Hiring Interns!
Hidden Villa's year-long residential internships provide folks with work experience, enrichment classes, and projects that build marketable skills for future farmers, educators and community leaders. Job descriptions here.
Upcoming ProgramsCelebrating Frank Duveneck's Childhood
Sunday, Feburary 15th
Join us for historic images and stories of Frank’s childhood in and around Boston at the turn of the 20th century. Architectural historian, Sally Zimmerman, will speak about Frank Duveneck’s childhood home, the Lyman Estate in Waltham, MA. Register here
Four full days of hikes, games, farm fun, crafts, and activities sure to expand the horizons of any young adventurer. This exciting program is based on experiential outdoor learning that inspires curiosity and investigation. Register here
WILDlife of the Bay Area with Garth Harwood
Friday, February 20th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join lead Naturalist, Garth Harwood, at the hearthside for a fascinating evening featuring local wildlife, both big and small. Garth recently received certification as a Level III Wildlife Tracker by CyberTracking International. Register here
Saturday, February 21st
10:00am - 12:00pm
Have you dreamed of having your own backyard beehive yielding beautiful, sweet honey for your friends and family? Join Beekeeper, Kendal Sager, who will teach you everything you need to know to get started NOW. Register here
Silicon Valley Reads 2015
With the theme "Homeland & Home: The Immigrant Experience," Silicon Valley Reads see that the goal is to read, think, talk, and engage in community dialogues that allow us to share our experiences and gain new perspectives from others that will help us find common ground. More information here
CEO of Heifer International
Speaks at Hidden Villa
Join us for a conversation with Pierre Ferrari about the way that women help their families become more self reliant and the way that Heifer International is supporting women.
This educational series brings together thought leaders who are addressing big issues through their works and passions.
Saturday, March 14th 4pm - 6pm Hidden Villa Dana Center
Want to read up on the subject before the event?
Join our book discussion of A Path Appears, recommended by Pierre, as a good primer before his talk. On March 21st, we'll meet to discuss his thoughts & the book. Register here.
Teen Animal Husbandry Apprentices began with an introduction to Hidden Villa's farming practices and philosophies. They ended their first day choosing the herd or flock they will care for over the next 7 weeks. Stay tuned for more updates.
Did you know it takes resources and dedicated staff to tend the plants, feed the animals, and maintain the trails here at Hidden Villa? When you purchase a Season Pass, you directly support the $400,000 per year it takes to keep Hidden Villa beautiful and accessible. And, as a Season Pass holder, you get Free and Unlimited admission to Hidden Villa’s farm and wilderness during open hours!
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.
Suzanne Allcroft, Laura Bajuk, Sofia Pablo-Hoshino, Maggie Shields, Stephanie Sieveke, Lori Silverman.
Laurie Aubuchon, Joel Bartlett, Raj Patel, 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!