Farm & Gardens


Sage Mountain Farm is partnering with Camp Stevens to bring CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) boxes to Camp Stevens for you to pick up. These boxes will be delivered and ready for pick up every other Thursday between 1-3pm. To sign up click here. You are required to sign up for 4 boxes to start, and the least expensive option is to sign up for ‘Auto-renew’ that you can cancel at any time if you do not want to continue.

Camp Stevens will offer baked items during each pick up. Items might include bread, cookies, scones, granola, and more! Separate donations for these items are appreciated, and can me made at campstevens.org or in person!

Sage Mountain Farm has generously offered for a portion of the cost of each CSA box to be donated back to Camp Stevens as well. We are so grateful to be able to partner with them during this time, and to connect our community with more local organic produce.

If you are interested in purchasing a CSA box to donate to a local family in need to fresh produce, click here!


About Our Gardens

At Camp Stevens our gardens are designed to serve as a space for reflection, inspiration, nourishment, and education. We aim to preserve the biodiversity of life, supply fresh organic food to our kitchen, and provide an outdoor classroom for children and adults. Camp Stevens’ garden began as a small herb garden behind our Dining Hall and has since encompassed three acres. 

Take a look around our gardens and you might find: 

  • Organically grown vegetables
  • Herbs
  • Fruit trees 
  • Native Flowers. 

You might also find our flock of laying hens or come face-to-face with friendly pigs.

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What’s Fresh?

Winter is here! Many of our fruit trees and grape vines have lost their leaves and are storing their energy for this upcoming spring. Cold weather crops like lettuce, chard, beans, peas, and carrots are tucked away in our garden beds beginning to peep out from the soil, ready to take on the snow and rain ahead. 

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Sustainability

Rooted in our mission to inspire, challenge, and empower environmental transformation we practice regenerative growing in our gardens. 

Some of the ways we garden sustainably:  

  • Compost all our food scraps 
  • Make our own potting soil 
  • Avoid pesticides and other harmful agents 
  • Grow non-gmo, organic, and heritage seeds 
  • Inter-plant flowers and native pollinators 
  • Use water wise irrigation 

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Garden Programs

We’d love to lead your group in a hands-on garden program or provide you the space to relax or explore on your own.

Our programs include: 

  • Harvesting (and munching on) fruits and veggies
  • Planting young seedlings
  • Meeting our compost worms
  • Canning jelly
  • Baking fresh breads in our wood fired cob oven
  • Hunting for eggs in our chicken coop
  • Service projects 

and a whole lot more!

The Camp Stevens gardens are a great place for socially distanced experiences with nature. We hope to see you in the gardens soon!

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Resources

Hey everyone, farmer Emma here! I hear a lot of questions about how one might facilitate the emergence of new green life, so I thought I’d share some resources and words of advice…

  • Things might not always go to plan when growing plants or composting, caring for the earth involves a lot of patience and love.
  • No garden is too small to bring joy and create a lasting positive impact.
  • One thing you can always harvest from your garden is teachable moments.

I hope these resources can be helpful for you on your gardening journey.

If you have any questions about gardening, please don’t hesitate to email me at farmgarden@campstevens.org


How to start your own garden 

Saving Seeds 

Organic gardening techniques for beginners 

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