The Dirt Beneath My Feet

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Today, we are starting our new Farm Blog to share projects and plans. We know Facebook and Twitter are not everyone’s cup of tea and that, in many ways the world is getting less connected. We hope these little farm letters will be a way for us to reconnect and bring you back to the farm.

Even as the tule fog rolls over the hills as it does each January, the farm remains very busy. We’re planting fruit trees, buying seeds and making needed repairs. We’re cutting back last year’s gardens to inspire new growth. Nature rests while the cold weather sweeps across the farm. And yet, the soil is alive and vibrant. Its this foundation of the farm that makes us want to try new things and bring people here to learn. And so, we are starting this spring with a new lecture series to teach and cultivate ideas. We’ve named our new venture FarmSchool and this is the first of many educational experiences being developed for the farm

Our first lecture is titled FarmSchool: Grazing on Grasslands 101. This all day event will feature two amazing speakers who advocate for the importance of cattle grazing to restore our grasslands and rich soils. We welcome Allan Savory, founder of the Savory Institute and the man behind holistic management. Nicolette Hahn Niman, author, environmental attorney and rancher, will be discussing the topic of her new book, Defending Beef. You can discover more about the conference by following this link

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Next up in May is our second Vintage and Antique Marketplace and Farmers Market. We are excited about creating Agro Tourism in our valley in a gently way. Pleasants Valley Road is a hidden gem in the middle of N. California surround by rolling hills. May 30th from 8 am – 4p.m Over 20 antique dealers will set up displays under the oak trees, framed by the lavender gardens.. Local farmers from our region will be here with the bounty of their fields. And, of course, delicious food to eat in the olive orchard. This country fair is about reconnecting with your neighbors and friends. Laughing under the trees and making memories. Come step back in time with us.

Admission is $5 per person
Kids under 15 are free
Free parking

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Until our next letter

With Affection
Soul Food Farm

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