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Posts from the ‘Farm & Garden’ Category


Early Fall News and Reflections from Green Gulch Farm

The lovely bird song of summer is now replaced by occasional bird calls and lots of industrious rustling in bushes and dry grasses. The hills are brown and water is scarce. The air is a little cooler with a suggestion of rain. Read more


Free Mulch Available from City Center

The City Center Garden received a great donation of mulch. As we have used as much as we need and there is still plenty to share, we would like to offer you as much mulch as you would like to take. Read more

(c) Sacaramento Bee / Manny Crisostomo

Retreating and Resetting at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center

Article by Jack Chang from the Sacramento Bee

In this article for a Sacramento newspaper, published earlier this month, Jack Chang describes his stay at our temple in Marin County, where he fell into the experience with beginner’s mind: Read more


Featured Photo, September 9

Photo by Romy Senderos

Roses gracing the garden at Tassajara, where the final days of guest season are approaching–this weekend. Read more


Featured Photo, September 2

Photo by David Silva

This exquisite photo of one of the many wild quail frequently seen around Green Gulch Farm is a reminder of the beauty that can be found in what is common. Read more


Clara House Families Enjoy a Day at Green Gulch

Last week, Green Gulch Farm welcomed families from Clara House for a day of fun in the country, including a tour, lunch and time at the beach. Read more


Flower Delivery for Buddha

Shown below is a typical flower delivery from Green Gulch Farm for adorning City Center altars every week. Read more


Volunteers Needed for a Day in the Country

Photo: Valerie Boquet

Photo: Valerie Boquet

On Wednesday, August 12, Green Gulch Farm will be hosting families from Clara House. Clara House, a neighbor of City Center on Page Street, provides housing and services for families in transition, and Zen Center has been involved with them for many years.

Once a year we bring the parents and children to the farm for a tour, lunch and time at the beach. We usually leave around 9:30 or 10 and are back in the city by 4. We are looking for people who can offer rides to the families on that day. Once we get to Green Gulch, you are invited to spend as much or as little time with the children as you wish.

If you are interested in this, or have questions, please contact Jeffrey Schneider at 415.354.0379 or at

Photo: Clare Hollander

Green Gulch Organic Produce Back in Season at Farmers’ Markets

Green Gulch Farm organic produce is available seasonally, from May through October. As this week’s featured photo shows, greens come fresh off the farm, and not without a little fresh hard work. (See also note below.*) Read more

Photo: Michael Joshin Thiele

Introducing a New Blog Site for the Green Gulch Honeybee Sanctuary and Refuge

Shown here is a close-up from a wild honeybee nest at Green Gulch. This past winter Green Gulch Farm installed its first log hive in an oak tree to introduce a natural nest habitat for honeybees. Read more