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April 2017
April 2017

Sat. 22 Apr, 2017

Sherlock Bones (Sat. 22 Apr, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

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Deer are a very common sight here at Hidden Villa. Come put your puzzle skills to the test as you reassemble a real life deer skeleton! This is a great chance to see how a deer's bones help it to survive and thrive. Come join us at our station located next to the Education Garden and Welcome Kiosk! This program is covered by your entrance fee or season pass and will take place at the picnic tables near the Education Garden. 

THANK YOU EARTH Gathering (Sat. 22 Apr, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

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For all ages, all friends of Earth!

Join us as we celebrate and give appreciation to our planet with a variety of activities:

~ Big Circle opening at 1pm ~

* Help create our beautiful Earth mandala with soil rocks, twigs, moss and flowers!

* Have fun with nature games like "Deer, Deer, Deer" and "Coyote Call"

* Open mic poetry reading - bring your favorite Earth loving poem (think Mary Oliver,  Gary Snyder,etc) and we will share it, or you can!

* Add your promise to our Commitment Tree -  let the Earth know what one simple thing you will do in 2017 to honor Earth!

* Nature crafts and more

This is a FREE program, your admission is covered by your gate fee on this day,

but please sign up now as your RSVP.

Limit of 100 people/40 cars

Please carpool - better for Earth and more people can attend :)

~~~~~ 

When despair for the world grows in me

 and I wake in the night at the least sound

 in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,

 I go and lie down where the wood drake

 rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

 I come into the peace of wild things

 who do not tax their lives with forethought

 of grief. I come into the presence of still water.

 And I feel above me the day-blind stars

 waiting with their light. For a time

 I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

~ Wendell Berry



Manure to Meadow to MMMMmmm! (Sat. 22 Apr, 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!

Pricing:
  • 30.00 Adult and First Child
  • 15.00 Subsequent Person


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!

Sun. 23 Apr, 2017

Big Buzz about Bees (Sun. 23 Apr, 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!

 

 

Pricing:
  • 20.00 Adult and First Child
  • 10.00 Subsequent Person


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!

Sherlock Bones (Sun. 23 Apr, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

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Deer are a very common sight here at Hidden Villa. Come put your puzzle skills to the test as you reassemble a real life deer skeleton! This is a great chance to see how a deer's bones help it to survive and thrive. Come join us at our station located next to the Education Garden and Welcome Kiosk! This program is covered by your entrance fee or season pass and will take place at the picnic tables near the Education Garden. 

AFTERNOON FARM TOUR! (Sun. 23 Apr, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 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.

Every time you participate in our tours and programs, you are directly helping steward this land and heritage farm for the community -- thank you!

Pricing:
  • 10.00 Person


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017

Beginning Cheesemaking: Fresh Cheeses (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:30 am - 1:30 pm)

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For Adults and Students age 16 and up

Jeannie Mckenzie of Pinehaven farm will reveal the great mysteries of making awesome chevre and fantastic feta, as well as the mysterious St. Maure! In addition to learning everything you’ll need to know to make yummy cheeses in your own kitchen, you’ll have the opportunity to sample other scrumptious Pineheaven Farm creations and visit the goat yard to meet our own curious and gentle goats. Pick herbs and edible flowers from our organic garden to add different notes to your creation, then craft cheese by hand in the beautiful Duveneck House. Class size limited to ensure everyone gets full benefit of this wonderfully interactive session. Class fee includes all materials you'll need.

Pricing:
  • 55.00 Person


Organic Gardening at Home! (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

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Are you interested in organic gardening at home? Curious to learn more about Hidden Villa’s vegetable production? Now’s the chance! With the guidance of one of our knowledgeable farmers, you’ll gain insider insight into the best ways to grow your own salad with delicious tomatoes and greens, establish an awesome herb garden, start seedlings and construct a simple cold-frame, and create your own compost. You’ll learn firsthand through talking with our farmer, sampling yummy fresh veggies, and planting your own seedlings to take home . You’ll also be able to send us questions in advance when you register. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone seeking a more self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle, from beginning gardeners to those looking to expand their skills! Ages 15 and up.

Pricing:
  • 15.00 Person


Little Red Hen Baking Class (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

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For kids only, ages 6 to 8
Who will grind the wheat? Who will churn the butter? Who will gather the eggs? How about YOU? Come make 100% organic, tasty treats the old-fashioned way - by gathering the ingredients from the farm yourself! Have fun baking with our teachers (and some new friends) while your grownup goes for a hike on our trails or just relaxes in the garden!

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Person


(Waitlist only)

Native American Campfire Stories (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

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Ages 5 and up.
Join us for an enchanting evening around the campfire as Keith Gutierrez recreates the history of the Ohlone Indians (native to this area) with songs, artifacts and lore. Bring a flashlight and a blanket to sit on and be prepared to be magically transported back to another time long ago.

Pricing:
  • 10.00 Person


Sun. 30 Apr, 2017

The Scoop on Poop (Sun. 30 Apr, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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For ages 3 to 5, plus caregivers
Get the scoop on poop in this fun gardening class just for preschoolers. First we’ll head out onto the farm to collect the main ingredients we need to plant our garden… such as poop! There are so many kinds here on the farm, all so important for growing everything we eat, from fruits and veggies to milk and ice cream. Children will learn the connections between compost and soil, sample veggies growing in our garden, then craft a special planting project to bring home for their very own garden. If your child is rather fascinated with poop... they might be a budding scientist, or maybe a farmer... and this is the class for you.

Pricing:
  • 20.00 Adult and First Child
  • 5.00 Subsequent 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 60 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.