A Gift for Nature, Humankind and The Divine
Love is a mysterious and powerful force. For more than 30 years it has moved Candace and Loren Stolley to create a unique gift of their all to nature, humankind, and the Divine.
In 1979 the heart inspiration came to the Stolleys to create Dandelion Sustainability Farm from their years of self sufficiency experience, making it a profound gift of service to the Heart of Existence Itself of their energy and resources, of all they had and could do. Miraculously the funds to purchase l90 acres of pristine land in Northern California came and the work began. Fresh air, high clean water table, deep rich farmland and wooded rolling hills made the land a prime location. With seasonal creeks, beautiful views and miles of hiking trails, Dandelion Farm is a spacious, peaceful place.
Above: Sun Spire on Lion's Lair...on huge recycled satilite disk.
This is the main support for Dandelion farm. Please visit and enjoy!
Dandelion Farm Sustainable Living Institute a non profit foundation, is nearing completion of its facilities intended, through demonstration to provide education in all forms of sustainable living. Dandelion also features cultural arts to raise up and inspire the sustainability movement to look forward, embracing the higher gifts of culture and benign technology for earth's future sustainable enrichment. A furture that harmonizes humanity and all of nature, crowned with humankind's greatest gifts, is not only our urgent task, an important aspect of Dandelion is to make it is an attractive, inspired one for all.
Dandelion Farm supports all spiritual, religious and human growth with tolerance as its service to humanity to go beyond such differences as an excuse for confict in the world.
Classes on Dandelion will eventually include permaculture, natural building, natural energies, natural healing modalities, whole living food preperation, cutting edge green thinking for the planet, performing arts and other visual arts, as well as spiritual and other practices to deepen self understanding and relational skills. Dandelion will host seminars, retreats, and educational tours, along with its present/on going volunteer work/ exchange/ education program. Much of the beautiful land remains undisturbed as wildlife habitat.
Established on Dandelion are ponds and water systems, organic gardens, orchards, solar housing, workshops, barns, green houses, alternative energies, and much more. (see our "Learn from Living" page for more of the presently established educational demonstrations). Wildlife abound, National Wildlife Federation certified as a wildlife habitat. Dandelion is in a trust for Adidam and soon a land trust also.
Key role of ART in Sustainability on Dandelion: Beauty speaks to the human heart. It inspires, heals and uplifts. Our use of beautification on Dandelion Farm is specifically to do this. It is a call to the heart of humanity in its range of possibilities from high to low. It is an inspiring heart call to make higher choices, sustainable choices, for the sake of humanity and for its host, planet earth.
wonderful people spend time helping with farm projects such as organic
gardening, natural building, landscaping, art works, etc., in exchange
for their stay on Dandelion. This is a rich human sharing and educational
experience for all. Perhaps you could join volunteer
stay, sharing your skills, energy and enthusiasm or consider other means
of furthering this service project.
2012 - 13 Pictures: left: Ivory Tower, one of the cob cabins in Enchanted Encampment, our mini educational ecovillage in the making. We hope to complete this cozy little art cabin summer 2013. middle: Plant Lust, now transformed from farm tree nursery to greenhouse add on, a FABULOUS producer of greens which we love in smoothies. The smoothies have much imporve our health, energy and capacity for sustainable food production...a real winner of a food!
Below leftt: Stefan and Jennifer, supurb artists, stand by their fabulous paint job on Sentinel Fire. Their color job transformed the metal art from a drab to a knock out piece. They were especially heroic in our epic 2012 apple and walnut harvests. Oh, for more of that wonderful color tallent help!
Below right: Ansel 6 years older and still vastly ahead for his 24yrs, returns to Dandelion from Arkansas for a New Year's visit. With him is the lady of his life, a beautiful Ginny (body and heart). Ansel spent several months in '07 getting the landscaping of the center of Dandelion well underway, teaching us how to do it and making himself another well loved member of the Dandelion family. He was a good man in the true sense of the word even then at 18! See his '07 picture directly below and on the '07 Memerable Moments page.
See Dandelion Through a Volunteer's Eyes: check out www.jessicareeder.wordpress.com to read a blog by our last great volunteer in '08.
Support Dandelion With Your VISIT!: (arrange in advance...note requested donations)
Volunteering: Please consider our work exchange program and intership possibilities on the next "Learn From Living" page.
TOURS of the farm include 1hr. mild hike/tour + 1hr. question/answer. $10/person, $50 minimum.
VEGAN MEAL with the Dandelion Farm family before or after tour, extra $8./person
CAMP: (bring your own tent, pad, sleeping bag) overnight on the farm without meals: $20./person/night. No cooking facility available yet, no fires allowed. Vegan Meal with Farm Family, extra $8./person.
Dandelion Farm is tobacco, drug and alcohol free. Please help us keep Dandelion a healthy environment for all.
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