e.Moos: What Awaits You in 2015!

January 2015


Upcoming Programs

Ages 6-11

Jan. 14, 21, 28 & Feb. 4
9:30am - 2:30pm

February 17- 20
9:00 am - 3:00pm

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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

Teen Animal Husbandry APPRENTICESHIP
Ages 14-19

January 22th - March 12th or
March 19th - May 7th
Thursdays 4pm-6pm

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Each Thursday afternoon, a small group of youth will learn to care for each of our diverse production herds and flocks, including our newest members, seven playful piglets! Scholarships available.

Register here

Celebrating Frank Duveneck's Childhood
Feburary 15th

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Both Josephine Whitney and Frank Duveneck grew up among the eastern elite, a lifestyle they distanced themselves from in their move west. After his mother Elizabeth’s untimely death, two-year old Frank was taken in by her “Boston Brahmin” family, the Lymans.

 Architectural historian Sally Zimmerman will present an illustrated lecture on Frank’s childhood home, the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts. Zimmerman will share historic images and stories of Frank’s childhood in and around Boston at the turn of the 20th century.

Register here

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

Thank You!

We are so grateful that you are a part of our community and that you love Hidden Villa. With your generous support, in December we met our matching challenge and surpassed our goal to raise $110,000! Thank you for helping us end 2014 in such a strong place and making Hidden Villa accessible for generations to come. 


Many of you told us why you love Hidden Villa and we wanted to share a couple with you:

I love Hidden Villa because its long history of justice, non-violence and racial tolerance. Because it teaches respect for the natural world. Because it teaches how to grow organic, sustainable food. #whyiloveHV.

Hidden Villa has been a haven for our two kids for over a decade. They began attending camp at the age of 7, and now in their late teens, it is still one of their favorite places to be. #whyiloveHV.


Moving Forward

With a new year ahead of us we want to hear what you'd like to see at Hidden Villa. Join us on Saturyday, February 7th from 9am - 1pm at Hidden Villa's Wolken Education Center to let us know your dreams, visions, and suggestions for this shared space.

If you're unable to join us please call us at (650) 949-9702  to share your thoughts.


Refreshments will be served as an added bonus.

Wednesday, January 21st at 12:00pm

The 70th year of Hidden Villa Summer Camp is right around the corner and we just can't wait! Create a username and password in advance, as spaces fill up quickly on registration day. Program and Scholarship information can be accessed at the link above.

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Know someone perfect for Summer Camp employment?
Browse open positions here.

Food Activist Speaks at Hidden Villa

Registration is now open for Hidden Villa's FREE Duveneck Forum Speaker Series with Raj Patel on January 24th at Hidden Villa's Dana Center from 4pm-6pm.


Raj will speak about our global food system, local solutions he encountered around the world, and he will show a film clip of his work, Generation Food Project.
Take a look at this Palo Alto Weekly article that spotlights the event.



We are in search of a refrigerator, washing machine, dryer, cooking stove (all in working condition) and a wooden chest of drawers. If you are interested in donating one of these items, give us a call at (650) 949-9702. Thank you!



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.

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 Suzanne Allcroft, Laura Bajuk, Sofia Pablo-Hoshino, Collen Rafferty, Maggie Shields, Stephanie Sieveke, Lori Silverman.

Photo credits:
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!

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Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Rd
Los Altos Hills, California 94022