• USA
  • 6 Days

Introduction to Farming at Oz Farm, CA

  • Basecamp Retreat
  • Nature Immersion
  • 6 days; 5 nights
  • 1 to 10 travelers
  • Begins & ends in Manchester
Located on the traditional land of the Pomo People, Oz Farm is hidden in a quiet, private valley on one of the most pristine stretches of the scenic Mendocino County coast, 130 miles north of San Francisco. Bordered with redwood forest, and with the Garcia River running through its 240 acres, Oz Farm is blessed with tranquility, fresh air and clear water. Oz Farm is 'off-the-grid', using solar and wind power for all its operations. This is a deep immersion into regenerative, local food systems. You will get your hands dirty, eat farm-fresh, locally-harvested food, and learn from a way of being that is deeply tied to the natural environment. This is an introduction to farming, giving beginners the opportunity to begin their agricultural journey and valuable learnings for experienced growers and gardeners.read more

At a Glance

Creature comforts

comfortable


Physical activity

light


Ground support

limited

Terrain

  • Forest
  • Pastoral

Practicalities

  • For ages 12+
  • Fluent english spoken

Activities

  • Foraging
  • Digital detox
  • Permaculture
  • Stargazing

Your Local Expert

Earthtones Journeys

The staff at Oz Farm aspire to live sustainably in an enriching environment that educates farmers while providing organic produce to our local community and inspire guests by offering them the opportunity to unplug and allow nature to recharge them.

The Journey

Day 1

Introduction to Oz Farm

Introduction to small-scale organic agriculture at Oz Farm. Farm Fresh Lunch. History of the land talk. Exploration of trails & river. Farm Fresh Dinner. Monday Movie Night Projected on Barn: The Biggest Little Farm or Kiss the Ground

Day 2

Grazing and Goat Cheese

Regenerative Grazing and Animal husbandry w/ Jesse Hanna. Picnic on the bluffs. Goat Cheese w/ Jeneva. Farm Fresh Dinner

Day 3

Connecting to the Land

Planting, seeding, and weeding-How Field Maintenance works. Farm Fresh Lunch. Naturalist Journaling. Farm Fresh Dinner

Day 4

Fermentation Day

Fresh-milled, sourdough breads w/ James. Picnic at the Pier. Wild fermented hard cider w/ Dean. Farm Fresh Dinner.

Day 5

The Harvest

Harvest w/ Farmers. Farm Fresh Lunch. Farmers Market trip- Market Match program and providing affordable access to local food. Pizza Party, Bon Fire, & Hot tub

Day 6

Going Home

Visit the Gualala Farmers Market to see the other side of the local food. Return home.

Join the Journey

Join a likeminded community of curious and active explorers

$1800 per person
Moderate cancellation - 100% refund more than 30 days before departure.

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