What we're about

An educational nonprofit stretching over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains, Hidden Villa offers unique Experiential Education and Responsible Agriculture programs in a setting that promotes engagement, connection and understanding.

Every week of the year, we host a variety of programs for kids and adults alike, from cheese making, to milking a cow, to an outdoor yoga session surrounded by baby farm animals, Hidden Villa has something for everyone! Join our MeetUp to find out what is happening at the farm today!

Upcoming events (5+)

Umunhum: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

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Celebrate indigenous stewardship and cultural conservation while viewing the short film Umunhum, which will transport you to the sacred site of the Amah Mutsun creation story. In partnership with the Amah Mutsun Land Trust, Hidden Villa will host a special screening of the film in our Dana Center. After the screening, learn even more about the great collaboration that has made the return of the Amah Mutsun to Mt. Umunhum possible from a panel discussion featuring members of the Tribal Band, the Land Trust and the film's producer. Hidden Villa would like to thank: Valentin Lopez, Chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and President of the Amah Mutsun Land Trust EkOngKar Singh Khalsa, Executive Director of the Amah Mutsun Land Trust Annie Burke, Umunhum Producer Sara French, Amah Mutsun Land Trust Director of Programs and Development To learn more about the Amah Mutsun Land Trust, visit their website: https://www.amahmutsunlandtrust.org/ **Seats are limited, so register for this special, FREE program today!** To register, visit the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/umunhum-film-screening-and-panel-discussion-tickets-55003237163?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Only those registered on Eventbrite or on our website will be able to attend the program.

Homemade Soap Making

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In addition to meeting our lovely dairy goats, students will learn basic soap recipes and select essential oils, natural colorants and unique oils that compliment goat milk and your skin! Individuals will be able to carefully take home their two custom bars of soap which will need a couple days to cure and two reusable silicone molds! **Important** If you would like to register for this class, you must do so on Hidden Villa's website: https://www.hiddenvilla.org/programs/catalog/262-homemade-soap-making/region-HV/ RSVPing on MeetUp does not register you for the class.

Cesar Chavez Day Celebration

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Cesar Chavez left an incredible and an indelible legacy in the United States, California especially. But, did you know that he actually spent some time here at Hidden Villa, planning and preparing for his revolution at the invitation of the Duvenecks? Come join us on a historical tour of the farm to learn more about what Chavez and the Duvenecks have done in their lifetime! **Important** If you would like to register for this program, visit our website here: https://www.hiddenvilla.org/programs/catalog/249-cesar-chavez-day-celebration/region-HV/ $15/person

Community Singing

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Community singing is a way of singing that focuses not on performance and "sounding good", but on singing for the joy of creating beautiful music with others. All voices are welcome, whether you have sung in choirs your whole life or you only ever sing in the shower. We will sing simple and beautiful songs that help us to find connection with each other and the Earth and they will all be taught using call and response so you do not need to be able to read sheet music to participate! To register for this FREE event, click on the following link: https://www.hiddenvilla.org/programs/catalog/27-community-singing/region-HV/ If you can't make this one, check out more dates for Community Singing on our Calendar! Great for all ages who like to sing!

Past events (14)

Family Play Day

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