Education at Hayes Valley Farm

Geoff_Overlooking_The_Dam“Everything is a lesson in everything we do.”
— Geoff Lawton, Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, February 22, 2010

In the first four months at Hayes Valley Farm, we’ve held a number of workshops, including Backyard Orchard Culture, Seed Starting and Potato Tower Construction (and ongoing lessons in soil building, sheet mulching and fava planting).

We’ve also had a few workshop series, Vegetable Focuses, Photography & Social Media, and Kitchen Gardening. And we’ve also held one of our first classes, a Permaculture Bootcamp.

Alongside the growth of the fava beans and clover on the hillside berms, and the fruit trees and veggies in the Freeway Food Forest, our education program continues to grow as well…

Over the next few weeks at Hayes Valley Farm, you can continue to expand your knowledge of plants with Antonio’s Veggie Focus workshops (Sundays at 11:30am), join the Kitchen Gardeners on Tuesday Nights (June 8, 6:30pm), take an Outdoor Yoga Class with Lindsey (June 10, 1:30pm) or submit your own idea for a workshop or class.

Additionally, the Urban Permaculture Institute, which holds seasonal permaculture design courses in San Francisco (The next PDC starts June 19 in Potrero Hill), is offering a series of “Deeper Dives” into many of the topics covered in the permaculture curriculum.  The first course in the series, the Permaculture Design Certificate Teacher Training, will be held at Hayes Valley Farm starting on Monday, June 14, 2010.

The five-day intensive and certification will run Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm, June 14 -18.

Find out more about this course.


Photo: “Overlooking the Dam” by Jay Rosenberg, February 22, 2010

Gallery: “Techniques at Hayes Valley Farm” by Zoey Kroll