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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Event Name

Date

Brunch on the Farm

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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 tasty meal with our teachers and some new friends in our outdoor kitchen.

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

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Person


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!
Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Thankful Trees

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FREE program.

In the spirit of giving thanks, how better to show our appreciation for our lives and the natural world around us than by making Thankful Trees! Come by and make your own thankful tree using natural materials and getting the chance to express what you are thankful for. Thankful Trees can make a lovely gift for a loved one, or serve as a reminder to you to always be grateful.

No registration required. This program is covered by your entrance fee or Season Pass and will take place at the picnic tables near the Education Garden.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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AFTERNOON FARM TOUR

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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 Villas 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:
  • 12.00 Person


Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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MORNING Farm Tour

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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.

Pricing:
  • 12.00 Person


Sunday, January 21, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Thankful Trees

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FREE program.

In the spirit of giving thanks, how better to show our appreciation for our lives and the natural world around us than by making Thankful Trees! Come by and make your own thankful tree using natural materials and getting the chance to express what you are thankful for. Thankful Trees can make a lovely gift for a loved one, or serve as a reminder to you to always be grateful.

No registration required. This program is covered by your entrance fee or Season Pass and will take place at the picnic tables near the Education Garden.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Morning Farm Tour

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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


Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Duveneck House Drop in visit

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FREE drop-in program

Have you ever wanted to take a look inside the beautiful Duveneck House? Drop in and learn more about Hidden Villa's founding family and their pioneering work for environmental and social justice causes. 

No registration required. This program is covered by your entrance fee or Season Pass and will take place at the Duveneck House.



Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Farm and Wilderness Exploration

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For children ages 7-11

Hidden Villa's unique organic farm is surrounded by over 1,000 acres of wilderness! Come get the best of both worlds on a weekend Farm and Wilderness Exploration just for kids! Kids will meet our farm animals up close, learn about how Hidden Villa grows food for the community, and hike a wilderness trail, playing fun sensory awareness games and observing native plants and animals along the way.

This is a Kids-Only class. Parents can relax in the garden, go on a hike, or run an errand while kids embark on an afternoon filled with learning and adventure.

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Person


Saturday, January 27, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Bird Feeder Fun!

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>Bird feeders are a great way to get an opportunity to see some of our feathered friends up close! Using just a few found items and household supplies, we will be making some delicious treats for our favorite birds. Come make a feeder that you can take home as a gift for your neighborhood flying friends! This program is covered by your entrance fee or season pass and will take place at the picnic tables by the education garden.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Bird Feeder Fun!

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>Bird feeders are a great way to get an opportunity to see some of our feathered friends up close! Using just a few found items and household supplies, we will be making some delicious treats for our favorite birds. Come make a feeder that you can take home as a gift for your neighborhood flying friends! This program is covered by your entrance fee or season pass and will take place at the picnic tables by the education garden.

Sunday, January 28, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Forest Playgroup

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For Families with toddlers and preschoolers Come for some exploration and fun in Hidden Villa's forest. We will stroll all the way through the farm to the Creek Trail, where kids will have plenty of time to follow their own agendas and curiosity while our experienced mentors gently facilitate intentional experiences with the outdoor world. We will go nice and slow, to make sure we have time to look at and learn about: rocks, bugs, birds, scat -- all the amazing things of nature. Join us for an unforgettable morning in the forest that incorporates learning, social development, and a sense of wonder into the life of your little one. Ages 3-5 + adult. Note: We will wrap up class at the far end of the farm, so you can head back at your own pace. Snacks and water are a good idea!

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


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!
Sunday, February 11, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Hidden Villa OPEN HOUSE

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FREE admission – No parking fee day! Meet our farmers, register to be a shareholder in our 2018 Community Supported Agriculture Program, discover our flower sales, and purchase pork, chicken, lamb, and eggs. Visit the Duveneck Family home and hear about its rich history. Learn about our programs for kids, teens, and adults. Find out how you can volunteer, become a season pass holder, and join our community of support. There will be nature crafts, free animal visits, and a whole lot of farmtastic fun.

Limited Parking, Please Register now to save your space!



Saturday, February 17, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Yoga for Healthy Backs

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For ages 13 and up.

Do you have sporadic back pain or soreness?

If so, you're not alone. Most of us will experience one or more incidents of back pain. Many back injuries are preventable and the pain can be alleviated using simple yoga techniques.

Appropriate for anyone who would like to build back strength, increase flexibility, improve posture, or reduce chronic pain. In it, you will explore gentle movement and breath work.This workshop is designed to assist those who have had issues with acute or moderate back pain, as well as those who would like to learn how to use yoga to maintain a healthy back. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Instructor: Patricia Becker has a background in Anusara and Yoga Therapy based on Principles of Alignment, Yoga Alliance RYT® certified, with many years of experience instructing one-on-one and with groups. http://yourhealthandjoy.com/

Pricing:
  • 30.00 Person


Saturday, February 17, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Afternoon Cow Wow

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Ages 5 and up. Come help us milk Tilly the Cow! Learn fun cow facts while you help feed and care for our dairy queen. In the milking parlor, you will work with a trained professional and practice proper hand milking techniques. Then we will measure how much milk is produced, then filter the milk and prepare it for storage. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Only paid registrants enter our very small milk house - this is a very hands-on experience!

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Person


(Waitlist only)
Sunday, February 18, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Morning Cow Wow

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Ages 5 and up. Rise and shine and come help us milk Tilly the Cow! Come and learn fun cow facts while you help feed and care for our dairy queen. In the milking parlor, you will work with a trained professional and practice proper hand milking techniques. We will measure how much milk is produced and then filter the milk and prepare it for storage. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Only paid registrants enter our very small milk house - this is a very hands-on experience!

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Person


Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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Farm and Wilderness Exploration

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For children ages 7-11

Hidden Villa's unique organic farm is surrounded by over 1,000 acres of wilderness! Come get the best of both worlds on a weekend Farm and Wilderness Exploration just for kids! Kids will meet our farm animals up close, learn about how Hidden Villa grows food for the community, and hike a wilderness trail, playing fun sensory awareness games and observing native plants and animals along the way.

This is a Kids-Only class. Parents can relax in the garden, go on a hike, or run an errand while kids embark on an afternoon filled with learning and adventure.

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Person


Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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After-School Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship

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Your teen is invited to train with Hidden Villa’s experienced farm crew to care for our chickens, pigs, goats, sheep, and jersey cows. Youth will gain hands-on experience while learning about sustainable and humane techniques in animal husbandry. This is a wonderful experience to add to college applications, resumes, or just for fun!

Session 1:

For grades 9-12

November 2 – December 14

1 class per week for 6 weeks: Thursdays, 4-6pm

 

Session 2:

 For grades 9-12

 March 1 - April 5

 1 class per week for 6 weeks: Thursdays, 4-6pm

 *This session includes a leadership component. During the final weeks of their program, apprentices will share their knowledge and lead an activity with younger students in our After School Adventures program.*

 

Session 3:

For grades 7-9

April 12 - May 171 class per week for 6 weeks: Thursdays, 4-6pm

 

$375 per session  (Scholarships Available, contact lluck@hiddenvilla.org)

Sign up NOW at:  Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship

Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Kids Yoga on the Farm

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For kids 4 years old and up and their guardian

Yoga has been clinically proven to having wonderful benefits for children. Come join us on the beautiful Duveneck House lawn and learn some fun and easy yoga with your child. Be led through a calming and meditative flow of yoga poses and learn some easy breathing techniques to balance emotions... farm themed with Bunny, Bumble bee, and more!

Teacher Margo Brooke Pellmar was the youth community programming coordinator at Pure Yoga NYC, teaching group and private yoga classes to children ages 5 and up, and facilitated a yoga program at Central Synagogue Nursery School in NYC. She currently teaches private yoga to mamas and their babies here in the Bay Area.

 

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


Saturday, March 03, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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The Scoop on Poop

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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


Sunday, March 04, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Artists at Hidden Villa

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Hidden Villa is proud to host the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society who will be painting at various locations in the "plein aire" style -- capturing the light and color of our farm and nature areas as it happens, while it happens! Come enjoy a day on the farm, and you are welcome to quietly observe these artists, as they carry on a fine Hidden Villa tradition. Information will be provided at our Welcome Kiosk bulletin board about the Society, more about the plein aire style, and the connection of this fine art to founder Frank Duveneck's father, a famous plein aire master of the 1880's.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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.