Wild Farmlands' outdoor education and events advocate the benefits of regenerative agriculture, appreciation of the wild oak ecosystems of the Central Coast, and the benefits of the small farm sector to local communities and the environment. Activities and events occasionally include guest speakers that are agronomists, wildlife experts, food experts, published ecosystem and green food authors and other specialists in the sustainable agriculture and ecosystem preservation communities.
Guided Farm Tours & Field Trips
School and youth group field trips are available for any type of school or youth group: home schooling groups, pre-schools, K-12 public schools, youth sports and recreation like soccer and karate, church youth groups and others.
In addition to tours and field trips intended for youth, we invite retirement communities, cultural, locavore, nature conservation and “foodie” groups, community and master gardener clubs and plant societies onto the Showcase Regenerative Farm to participate in our outdoor guided tours.
Every tour is tailored to age and group. We discuss contemporary topics related to ecosystem preservation, natural sustainable growing practices and innovations in small sustainable farming and ranching.
Guided Nature Hikes
We have springtime hikes that visit the frogs & critters of our vernal ponds, and fall hikes just before Halloween that introduce hikers to our native tarantulas. There are at least two Wild Tarantula Trails and two Wild Toad Trails hikes every year that are open to the general public. We also host as many private groups as time and nature permits. A minimum of 20 people (youth or adults) is required to schedule a private guided nature hike.
Volunteer Work days
Volunteer work days are as much about learning about ecosystems and food production as they are about actual work, although it is, actually, work. Every work day includes a relevant topic agreed to in advance of the day or general discussions about a variety of topics including regenerative agriculture, food systems, farm varmints, local wildlife and our oak woodlands ecosystem. A minimum of 5 volunteers are required to schedule a work day.
We want to educate and provide for you and your kids in a way that traditional classrooms, Internet instruction or boardroom presentations cannot. When we host you at Restoration Oaks Ranch,you can breathe in the fresh air and wild oak woodlands all around you and appreciate the incredible natural beauty and resources that we want to regenerate and preserve for future generations.
Lets learn from the Restoration Oaks land and its critters, protect it and keep it thriving for future generations.