Blackbird Farm is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating students about sustainable living, agriculture, and livestock. Sustainable Farming is the practice of growing food in a way that preserves and enhances the environment, provides economic opportunity and good health for individuals and communities, and connects people to the land around them. Blackbird Farm strives to create personal and social change through Sustainable Agriculture. We farm in a way that grows the best possible food, and grows the next generation of youth leaders along with it. Blackbird Farm has a large kitchen garden as well as a farm plot maintained off-season by visiting youth plus orchards of organically produced pears, apples, cherries, plums and walnuts. It is Blackbird Farm’s mission to provide both education and hands-on experience growing sustainable food and making organic food-products.
Farm Stay Inn
Farm Stay Inn is a for-profit organization that hosts, retreats, Bed and Breakfast stays, and other events and activities at Blackbird Farm. In connection with Blackbird Farm’s efforts to promote Sustainable Farming, we provide Farm-to-Table instruction for guests with classes in cheese making, mustard and jam making, and bread baking, all using food grown 100% Organic Certified in Blackbird’s gardens. Visitors leave with a greater knowledge of agriculture and an appreciation for small-scale organic farming in California.