October 6th is the date! Buy tickets today to attend our annual fund raising party, The Silver Trowel. Amazing music, delicious food, and lots of fun will be had for a great cause!
Iron Horse Vineyards, IfOnly and A16 Restaurants have teamed up to invite you to a fun fundraiser for Slide Ranch. Purchase Slide Ranch's Chardonnay from Iron Horse.
Are you a passionate educator who is interested in teaching about the environment? Slide Ranch has opened the application process for our 2017 Teachers-in-Residence program for 2017. Our residential teaching internship is a unique, immersive opportunity to expand your skills and experience while living on the wild Marin coast.
Our Teachers-In-Residence (TIRs) lead groups and develop curriculum for school, community and family groups visiting Slide Ranch, using our working farm and and the wild, coastal ecosystem surrounding it to guide hands-on learning illustrating concepts of ecology, stewardship and sustainability.
In addition to flexing their teaching skills, TiRs support Ranch staff by tending the organic garden, sheep, goats and poultry, and maintaining Ranch facilities. TIRs live in individual small residential buildings built by former teachers and ranch staff and share cooking duties along with other residential chores.
The annual internship is 10 and a half months long, beginning in late January. There are also opportunities for 2 and a half month long summer internships that begin in late May.
We're mid-way through Slide Ranch's summer camp season, and we're enjoying opening up the wonders of Slide Ranch to energetic, engaged 5-to-13-year-olds.
Each week campers at the ranch have focused on a different theme related to our relationship with the environment and agriculture. So far this summer we've explored the idea of stewardship, learned about seeds and pollinators, investigated tide pool ecosystems, and indulged in the variety and diversity of Slide Ranch with all five of our senses.
Over these summer weeks, campers have learned about stewardship by taking hands-on care of animals, plants and the wild lands. They've explored the lives of bees, observing flower foraging and bee anatomy, sniffing waxy honeycomb and tasting honey. They've investigated goats’ senses and empathized with what a goat sees with its “eyes on the side,” as well as how a goat hears, smells, and feels. Camp groups have learned about the importance of seeds, how they grow into our food, and how they can be food themselves.They made seed balls, planted bean seeds and harvested seeds for cooking projects.
And as always, all of Slide's campers have revelled in the freedom of the Marin coast, roaming the wild lands from Bone Grove to the Dome, from the magical tide pools and Owl Trail to the Pines. We hope that they carry special memories of Slide Ranch and the things they learned here into the world, and that their experiences foster a lifelong interest in environmental stewardship.
Support Slide Ranch when you shop at Whole Foods in Mill Valley.
Mill Valley Whole Foods stores are offering Slide Ranch 10 cents for every reusable bag you bring for your purchases through August 14th! Every Whole Foods run can help fund maintenance, repairs and upgrades to keep Slide Ranch around for children to visit for years to come. Please bring your reusable bags and tell the cashier to donate your dime to Slide Ranch.