Green Valley Farm + Mill
Join us in Sebastopol, California for a week of farming, learning and building community, with a focus on small scale diversified farming systems. This week-long farm experience is part of the Climate Farm School learning program.
About the farm
Green Valley Farm + Mill is a 172-acre property located on Southern Pomo, Kashia, and Coast Miwok ancestral lands. Its footprint comprises the majority of the headwaters of Green Valley Creek, where salmon still return to spawn, and a large part of what is considered the Green Valley. The farm is surrounded by neighbors that have lived on and stewarded this land for centuries. The current onsite community is committed to ecological stewardship, education, and vibrant, regenerative farm enterprises. It is a cooperatively owned farm with several on-farm businesses including a raw milk herdshare, a dry-farmed vineyard, a medicinal herb garden, specialty vegetable production, a forest-to-furniture business, and a children’s nature awareness program.
Green Valley Farm + Mill’s co-founders bring a depth of experience to all aspects of management, from the built environment to beyond organic farming. Participants will interact directly with Aubrie Maze (Farm & Land Manager), Scott Kelley (Facilities Manager) and Scott Chang-Fleeman (owner of Shao Shan Farms). Aubrie has lived on the land for 7+ years and has a background in herbal medicine and animal husbandry. Scott comes from a long line of farmers and ranchers, has also lived on the farm for over 7 years and is continuing his heritage by raising cattle and milking cows on the land.
Glimpses from the farm
Prepare to get your hands dirty with a wide range of activities offered at the farm.
Farming and forestry
Food and cooking
Pricing and expected commitment
*Pricing varies based on lodging. Exact details are provided in the application form.
Cohort starting Mar 25, 2024
Cohort starting May 27, 2024
Cohort starting Jul 15, 2024
Hear from Climate Farm School fellows
"Climate Farm School should be required coursework for every generation.. I've learned that it doesn't matter if you work in the climate or agriculture industry; as humans, we are a part of, not apart from, the agro-ecosystem, and we owe it to ourselves and our planet to understand the complexity of our food systems."
"The week spent at Green Valley Farm + Mill was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had.. This course has given me so much knowledge, insight, perspective and hope.. The course material combined with all the people associated in making it what it is makes it so unique and like nothing else out there."
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