Hidden Villa In the News
While many teens today can't tear themselves away from computer games and cellphones, some are building confidence and learning to perform sustainable farming practices outdoors. Tucked into the mountains at 26870 Moody Road in Los Altos Hills, the 1,600-acre organic farm and nature preserve offers teen apprenticeships for potential farmers. Experienced farmers train teens to be aware of the food they should eat to stay healthy and eventually to work and develop the food that feeds those who work in high-tech and other businesses that sustain the local economy.
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. At Hidden Villa, the 600-acre organic farm and nature preserve on Moody Road, farmers and volunteers are not only cultivating crops, but also sustaining a model agricultural community.
Hidden Villa has scheduled its inaugural Duveneck Forum, “The Interfaith Experience,” a youth-led day of conversation, information and sharing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the nonprofit organic farm, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. As part of a new social-justice-focused initiative adopted during the organization’s recent Strategic Planning process, “The Interfaith Experience” will address community building, interfaith conflict and issues of social justice.