Workshops


In the summer of 2019, we were thrilled to offer a small series of classes and present the opportunity to engage in a learning environment at the foot of Mount Tamalpais where we have created Black Rock Ranch. After being unable to gather for the last two years, we are delighted to open our doors again.

We’ve worked for the past several years to restore good health to the soil and move in harmony with nature to create a peaceful space that honors our place on the mountain. We continue to move towards this vision with the addition of olive, citrus and fruit trees, medicinal and dye plants, heritage chickens and rare breed sheep. We are pleased to tell you our tiny ranch shop is now open by appointment and hope you may visit soon. There is a variety of offerings including our late November harvest olive oil, blended fennel salt, local yarn, charming knit hats, naturally dyed hand towels and other assorted goods.

A thoughtful and light touch on the land is a guiding tenet as we move further towards regenerative systems and respect for our natural resources. Our values closely align with Fibershed as we work to bring our community here to learn, teach and create awareness about regenerative fiber systems. We are grateful for your support and look forward to sharing space with you on the mountain.


Fermented foods by Maggie and Phoebe
Fermented Foods with Phoebe & Maggie of Wild West Ferments

Date/Time: Saturday, August 13, 2022
from 11 am-3:00 pm, with a break for a potluck lunch

Location: Black Rock Ranch, Stinson Beach CA
(Address provided after registration)

Tuition: $120

Offering of scholarship and reparations tickets: For those who would not be able to attend without financial assistance, please email Maggie Beth Levinger (maggiebeth@gmail.com), Phoebe (phoebe@vonreis.com) and Sandra (sandra@blackrockranch.com) to inquire about a scholarship or reparations opportunity.

Maximum students: 15

In this hands-on workshop Maggie and Phoebe will teach you all they know about fermented foods, give tastes and samples and send you home with your own ferment to tend and enjoy. Read more below…

Registration:

Please read the school policies on our Registration Policies page.

To register, just click the “Add to Cart” button below. When you check out, you may pay online via a secure Paypal payment page. You don’t need a PayPal account to pay via PayPal.

$120.00 Add to cart
Judy Pettite
Site Specific: Local color and the artist’s book with Judi Pettite

Date/Time: Saturday, July 30, 2022
from 10 am-4:30 pm, with a break for a potluck lunch

Location: Black Rock Ranch, Stinson Beach CA
(Address provided after registration)

Tuition: $150 (includes basic materials needed for the class; students are encouraged to bring materials to personalize their project)

Maximum students: 15

This class will provide hands-on experience in harvesting local plants, making dyes and inks, and creating an artist book. Read more below…

Registration:

Please read the school policies on our Registration Policies page.

To register, just click the “Add to Cart” button below. When you check out, you may pay online via a secure Paypal payment page. You don’t need a PayPal account to pay via PayPal.

$150.00 Add to cart