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September 2017
September 2017

Mon. 18 Sep, 2017

Tue. 19 Sep, 2017

Wed. 20 Sep, 2017

Earth's Child (Wed. 20 Sep, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

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Earth’s Child

A Family-friendly nature program for children, ages 0-100

If you are craving a way to connect with the land through gentle guided nature hikes, to learn about Herbal medicine and preventative care, and to enjoy seasonal earth medicine practices, join us. We will share handmade communal meals and create meaningful crafts in this play program designed to honor nature, the elements, our children, and the child within ourselves. Meets every other Wednesday.

Sign up for one or sign up for multiple dates! Drop-ins welcome for an additional 10/adult.

We will meet on the following Wednesdays:

September 20

October 3, 17, and 31

November 14 and 28

December 5 and 19

About Teacher Anya Tyutyunik: Anya is a local healer and herbalist, practicing Classical Chinese medicine, acupuncture, functional therapy as well as earth and plant medicine, the founder of the Women's Healing Conference, and mom of three young boys.

  • 25.00 Adult
  • 10.00 Child

Thu. 21 Sep, 2017

AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURES (Thu. 21 Sep, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

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For Grades K – 6

1 class per week for 11 weeks: Thursdays, or Fridays  

September 21 to December 8  

After a full day of school, give your child the chance to spend their afternoons exploring Hidden Villa’s farm and wilderness. Our education staff will help students self-direct their learning as they work in small groups (8 student maximum) to engage with our farm animals, observe wild critters, take hikes through the forest, discover native plants, cultivate their green thumbs, and express their creativity and curiosity in a natural setting. Through inquiry-based learning, this program will reinforce the new Next Generation Science Standards used in most classrooms and feel more like play than instruction. Your children will come home from Hidden Villa full of fresh air and more closely connected to our natural world of wonder.

Transportation to and from Hidden Villa must be arranged by the child’s caregiver.

For all class dates, go to:After School

Fee: 300/child

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017

Sat. 23 Sep, 2017

Fiddles & Fun on the Farm (Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

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Fiddles & Fun on the Farm: A Country Dance is a family fundraiser that includes a tasty farm supper created by Chef Mo L’Esperance, Executive Chef of the Lodge at Tiburon, formerly of Costanoa Resort, a unique silent auction, and music and dancing with caller Andy Wilson and his band.

Proceeds provide our neighbors at the Community Services Agency of Mountain View with fresh Hidden Villa produce.

Come dressed for farm fun with family and friends!

Interested in Sponsoring? Half of the money needed to operate Hidden Villa each year comes from program fees and we work in partnership with our community to provide the other half. When you become a Sponsor, you become part of this community of support and declare that access to and stewardship of Hidden Villa are priorities. Hidden Villa Sponsors are invited to and recognized at Our Annual Gathering, Fiddles & Fun on the Farm, and Duveneck Forums. Email us at to get a Sponsorship Packet and save on credit card fees.

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Sun. 24 Sep, 2017

Big Buzz about Bees (Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

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For children of all ages, with guardian

Bees are wonderful, helpful creatures.. and this class, designed especially for children, is a terrific way to introduce them in a fun and age-appropriate way to this amazing, tiny winged friend of humans. Teacher Kendal will open your child's eyes, and yours too, with stories and lots of interesting things to show about an often unfairly feared little being.

Everyone gets a chance to see and touch all the parts of a working beehive and learn about the tools that it takes to be a beekeeper. We’ll talk about how bees collect pollen and nectar and contribute to many of the foods and products we love. We’ll also explore the many jobs that the different types of bees do inside and out of the hive. The class wraps up with taking a peek inside of a real working hive (it’s completely contained safely behind plexiglass) so we can see real worker bees caring for young larvae, making honey, and if we’re lucky, we may be able to spot the queen bee! And of course, we’ll taste the sweet rewards of beekeeping - honey harvested locally in Los Altos!



  • 20.00 Adult and First Child
  • 10.00 Subsequent Person

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Morning Farm Tour (Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm)

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All ages.
Taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villa's farm and educational garden! Under 2 years old, free of charge.

  • 12.00 Person

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Manure to Meadow to MMMMmmm! (Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

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For ages 5 and up.
Join your child in making homemade vanilla ice cream flavored with fresh fruits and herbs you pick from our beautiful garden. Meet our lovely dairy cow Vida up close and learn how she converts the work of worms into the main ingredient for our favorite treat!

  • 30.00 Adult and First Child
  • 15.00 Subsequent Person

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Mon. 25 Sep, 2017

Tue. 26 Sep, 2017

Wed. 27 Sep, 2017

Thu. 28 Sep, 2017

Fri. 29 Sep, 2017

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017

Brunch on the Farm (Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

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For kids only, ages 6 to 8

Come make a colorful, 100% organic breakfast the old-fashioned way - by gathering the ingredients from the farm yourself! Kids will form a lasting connection with their food as they collect eggs from Hidden Villa hens, harvest veggies from our garden, and learn how to prepare a colorful meal with our teachers and some new friends in our outdoor kitchen.

Grown-ups can go for a hike on our trails, head into town, or just relax in the garden while class is in session!

  • 25.00 Person

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Pricing and Refund Policy

Rates stated as "per person" apply to both adults and children. Unless otherwise noted in program description, child rates apply to ages 2-12 and children UNDER 2 are free. Senior rate applies to ages 65 and up. Must present valid student identification to receive student discount. Limited Income option is for those who cannot otherwise afford to register. If you would like to apply for a scholarship for any of our programs, send a request to:

Full refund 30 days before event. 50% refund if requested 8 days or more before the event. No refunds 7 days or less prior to the event.