Resting on the edge of the mighty Pacific and rugged Ventana wilderness, the Esalen Institute's Farm and Garden is a bountiful source of food, education, and community throughout the year. The nursery is full of vibrant, young seedlings – daily harvests of fresh, organic, and lovingly-reared produce grows larger by the day – apprentices reap the bounty of life's lessons found within the seed and within the soil.
With so much going on, we still make time to look back with gratitude and awe for the richness we have been afforded by this magnificent land. In the past year, we exceeded our production goals of vegetables and greens for Esalen's chefs and kitchen. We have educated hundreds of seminarians, apprentices, workscholars, and volunteers; and we have enhanced the vitality of the land through dynamic land stewardship and permaculture design practices.