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August 2018
August 2018

Wed. 1 Aug, 2018

Homeschool Programs (Wed. 1 Aug, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm)

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As you plan your educational programs and routine for your student this year, don't forget to include Hidden Villa! 

For ages 6 - 12

1 class/week for 12 weeks: Thursdays or Fridays

September 27 to December 21

Students engage with our food systems, the environment and our community through experiential exploration and scientific inquiry!  In both our homeschool programs, Junior Farmers (6-9 year olds) and our Farm & Nature Science Program (9-12 year olds), children meet with trained educators once a week for 2.5 hours on our 1600 acre farm and nature preserve!

As an Ocean Grove vendor, Hidden Villa educators are thrilled to bring our high-quality programming to the homeschool community.  For more details and registration please visit: Homeschool Programs.

Sun. 5 Aug, 2018

Bird Language in the Ecological Garden (Sun. 5 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

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Bird Language is another rediscovered skill, hearkening back to our oldest cultures, and it integrates well into another new/old, rediscovered skillset, Permaculture Design.  Come learn how learning the language of your nonhuman neighbors can greatly increase your skills in ecological gardening.  Join educator Will Mutch, Hidden Villa veteran, for an insightful and engaging experience!

 

 

 

Summertime Farm Tour (Sun. 5 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am)

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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.

Pricing:
  • 12.00 Person


Kraut Source: Fermentation Workshop (Sun. 5 Aug, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Kraut Source is bringing cultured foods into the modern kitchen! Learn new and exciting fermentation recipes, discover delicious ways to incorporate the amazing health benefits of live fermented food into unexpected dishes, and experience some of the tools Kraut Source developed to support the home fermenter through the briny depths. Participants will take home their own Hidden Villa fermented creation and recipes to continue their fermentation journey!

This workshop will be taught by Karen Diggs, Founder & Chief Fermentation Office of Kraut Source. Karen is a classically trained chef, certified nutritionist, culinary instructor, and author of Happy Foods: Over 100 Mood-Boosting Recipes. She studied at the California Culinary Academy (now Le Cordon Bleu San Francisco) and is Certified in Holistic Nutrition through Bauman College

Pricing:
  • 50.00 Adult


Wed. 22 Aug, 2018

AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURES (Wed. 22 Aug, 2018 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

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Back to School?...Back to Hidden Villa!

For Grades K – 6

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

September 20 to December 7  

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  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 more details and registration, please visit After School Programs

Fee: 350/child

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018

Volunteer Open House (Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

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Volunteers needed: No experience necessary - all training is provided! Enjoy the rewarding experience of volunteering with the Hidden Villa Environmental Education Program. During our programs, Volunteers lead students as they meet farm animals, explore our organic garden, hike our wilderness trails, and discover their own connection to the environment. 

 

Walk through the footsteps of our students during the Open House for Potential Volunteers on June 30th from 10am - 1pm. We hope you fall in love with Guiding at Hidden Villa as you awaken your senses in the education garden, meet farm animals face to face, and gently explore nature with a short trip into the wilderness. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about what volunteers do during a field trip at Hidden Villa.

 

Please note: this volunteer opportunity is for adults only.  We will be meeting at 10am at the Wolken Education Center for a brief introduction before heading out on our adventure. Bring comfortable clothes, sun protection, walking shoes, water, and a sack lunch. Please register below to RSVP or email Nicole at hveepvolunteers@hiddenvilla.org.



Sat. 25 Aug, 2018

Intro to Floral Design (Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 1:55 pm - 4:00 pm)

Join us for a day of flowers and fun on the farm! Hidden Villa's Farmer/Florist Lanette Anderson will demonstrate her design process step-by-step and then guide each student through making their own lush floral centerpiece to take home. All the flowers are organically grown on Hidden Villa's farm. All you need is an excitement to learn and a desire to create!

All materials and supplies will be included along with light refreshments.

This workshop is part of our Pre-Dinner Workshop Series of Food for Thought events leading up to our Food Worth Celebrating Dinner in September 2018.

Pricing:
  • 100.00 Adult


Overnight at Hidden Villa - End of August (Sat. 25 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

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For Families

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to relax and fall asleep under the stars here at the farm? Join us for an overnight family camp-out and enjoy the last bit of Summer!  

Meet us Saturday afternoon to pitch your tent and after a relaxing afternoon in nature, enjoy a catered barbecue dinner and campfire program with songs and stories for the whole family. Wake up to bird song and continental breakfast. Come with your friends, make new friends too - we’re excited to offer this special program for up to 30 people maximum. Recommended for those who have tent camping experience

Children under age 2 Free. For more information, contact communityprograms@hiddenvilla.org

Saturday 8/25

2 – 4 pm: Check-in and setup

6 – 6:30 pm: Catered barbecue supper provided

7:30 – 8:30 pm: Campfire program

 

Sunday 8/26

7 – 9 am Continental breakfast provided

9 – 10:00 am Good Morning Farm tour

12 noon Clear campsite

 

Pricing:
  • 60.00 Person


(Waitlist only)

Sun. 26 Aug, 2018

The Art of Pie Making (Sun. 26 Aug, 2018 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula Chef Derrek Brown and his team of young culinary artists will lead your young chef through the Art of Pie Making using ingredients from Hidden Villa and some of our favorite partnering farms. This class offers a hands-on, peer-to-peer instruction around the craft of pastry, some simple tips for creating a food safe kitchen, and delicious discovery of decadent desserts.

NOTE: This is a special workshop designed for teens, taught by teens!

This workshop is part of our Pre-Dinner Workshop Series of Food for Thought events leading up to our Food Worth Celebrating Dinner in September 2018.

Pricing:
  • 75.00 Person


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Pricing and Refund Policy

Pricing
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: communityprograms@hiddenvilla.org.

Cancellation
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.