In The News

  • What’s the buzz on the bees atop the Redwood City Public Library?

    Inspired by a first grade field trip to Los Altos’ Hidden Villa, Sagal became an animal lover and volunteer.

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  • With Hidden Villa, “Earth Aware” Cisco Employees Go Green on Earth Day

    At Hidden Villa, 25 Cisco employee volunteers celebrated Earth Day with their new Earth Aware initiative: a month-long employee volunteerism and awareness campaign to support the environment and sustainability.

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  • Letting nature do the work: replenish the soil without chemicals

    An informative profile that models some agriculture practices here at Hidden Villa answering this question: How can one create healthy soil while keeping the weeds at bay?

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  • Back to the Land at Hidden Villa

    A “farming with the wild” philosophy–that small-scale agriculture can fit the land, feed the soul, enrich the intellect, and support social justice–has been at the heart of this 1,600-acre farm and open space park on the Peninsula for 67 years.

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  • Agrotourism Profiles

    USA Today and Sunset Magazine profiled Hidden Villa as agrotourism destination. This highlights their coverage of Hidden Villa.

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  • Kids of all backgrounds discover sustained welcome at Hidden Villa

    Hidden Villa's leadership program focuses on social justice – values of inclusivity and environmental care were among the founding principles when Frank and Josephine Duveneck started Hidden Villa as the nation’s first interracial summer camp.

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  • Hidden Villa offers new way for kids to ‘unplug’

    Hidden Villa is responding to requests for after-school programming that facilitates learning through outdoor play in the farm and wilderness area. The preserve recently launched a new After School Adventures program for kindergartners through sixth-graders.

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  • Hidden Villa delivers local harvest to downtown Los Altos Farmers Market

    Although residential development replaced most local farm plots and apricot groves decades ago, in one corner of Los Altos Hills, the art of farming persists. Hidden Villa’s program is unique in that everything found in the baskets is grown in Los Altos Hills.

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  • Tracing History on Foot: Hidden Villa’s Long Hike

    The idea began when Hidden Villa Camp Director Nikki Bryant uncovered historical documents in the 70-year-old summer camp’s archives that described an adventurous backpacking trip the camp had sponsored in the Sierra Nevada.

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  • On the Farm: Hidden Villa offers Teen Apprenticeship

    A 2015 Living In Los Altos Zone excerpt profiles Hidden Villa's teen apprenticeship program. "Eight-week Animal Husbandry Apprenticeships teach teens to take care of animals including pigs, chickens, goats, cows and sheep. Sessions are currently scheduled in the winter and spring, and coordinators plan to continue the afterschool programs next fall and winter."

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  • Rediscovering Hidden Villa

    Hidden Villa is a rich resource for education and inspiration in our community. Visitors can choose from a range of activities from hiking in the wilderness, milking a cow, learning about native plants or buying eggs

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  • People Can Learn and Connect at Hidden Villa’s Farm and Community

    Located on 1,600 acres in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains outside of San Francisco, Hidden Villa is a nonprofit organic farm and educational ranch that attracts 55,000 visitors each year. Hands-on workshops and fun events that focus on homesteading, sustainability, cultural explorations, and natural living are...

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