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Get Your Hands in the Dirt Experience — Enhance Your Stay!

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Get Your Hands in the Dirt Experience

3-night minimum

Human beings are moving further and further away from the natural world, and we at the Stanford Inn believe that bringing back a little nature into our lives can produce balance, calm, and much needed perspective to our busy lives! Next time you visit the Stanford Inn, add on this literally groundbreaking package to your stay. The ‘Get Your Hands in the Dirt’ package re-connects you to nature with time in our own biointensive and organic Big River Nurseries (where you will learn practical gardening tools—setting up indoor/outdoor herb and vegetable gardens, harvesting, menu planning, and more), in a kayak, canoe, or outrigger on the Big River, and outside on our beautifully landscaped grounds, or the beach. Get one-on-one time with our Greenbelt Project/Garden Director, Matt Drewno and learn about the exciting things happening in our research garden, which is at the forefront of a necessary (according to a recent U.N. report) shift back to the small farming model. The inn features Wi-Fi, satellite HDTV, and cell phone reception so you can still connect when needed!


  • All dinners
  • Harvest with Matt Drewno
  • Basic Gardening Class (including home and indoor gardening) with Matt Drewno
  • Biointensive Gardening Class with Matt Drewno
  • Cooking Class with Chef Sadhana Berkow
    • Learn to incorporate fresh produce into your daily eating!
  • Healthy Living Class with author Sid Garza-Hillman
    • Learn how to live a little more naturally in the modern world. Sid shares his unique approach to living happier and healthier!
  • Private, guided nature canoe tour on Big River
  • Guided nature hike
  • Taxes and gratuities

$650/person including tax/gratuities
$975/couple including tax/gratuities

OR call to book: 800-331-8884.

This article was written by siadmin