Our Education Farm
At the farm, students meet our friendly goats. Our milking goats
are “Sammy”, and "Dottie". We also have "Katrina",
"Peanut Butter" and some new goat kids! Our farm is also home
to a couple of friendly sheep, and "Mr. Peterman", the llama.
We also visit our chickens and search for eggs in their nesting
boxes. Those chickens will eat just about anything…even our food
scraps that we bring them from Vida Verde!
The garden at the farm has lots of tasty vegetables growing in it.
Depending on the time of year, our students get to harvest and taste
broccoli, lettuce, beets, kale, onions, garlic, cabbage, turnips,
carrots, squash, and much more! Students even get to learn about
certain flowers that you can actually eat!
Sam MacDonald Park
Do remember when we hiked in the redwoods?
Do you remember how big and old the trees are?
You and your family can come to this amazing park to hike and
Trees common to the redwood forest include
the coastal redwood, Douglas fir, various varieties of oak and
California bay trees. Trees found on the edge of the redwood forest
in drier areas include madrone, California buckeye, and big leaf
maple. The drier open areas abound in the springtime with a colorful
display of beautiful wildflowers. Some of the prevalent types
include sticky monkey flower, wood rose, sun cup and of course
Many animal types, although not often seen, make their home in the
park. A few include deer, raccoon, fox, opossum, bobcat,
woodpecker, jay, quail, garter and gopher snakes, curious banana
slug, and many more.
Directions to the Park
From 101 or 280: Take Highway #84 (Woodside-La Honda- San Gregorio
Road) west to La Honda. Turn left 1/2 mile past village center in La
Honda on the Pescadero Road. The park entrance is on Pescadero Road
and 6 miles from the turn-off.
From Hwy. #1: Take Pescadero Road turn-off. Go east on Pescadero
Road about 11 miles to the park entrance.
Map to Sam McDonald Park on mapquest.com
Pescadero State Beach and Marsh
This beautiful beach has a mile-long shoreline with sandy coves,
rocky cliffs, tide pools, fishing spots and picnic facilities.
Across the highway is Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, a popular
spot for bird watchers and other naturalists. The Reserve is a
refuge for blue heron, kites, deer, raccoons, foxes and skunks.
The beach is located 14.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway
The beach features fishing, picnicking and beachcombing. Visitors
can explore tide pools with anemones, crab, sea urchins and other
marine inhabitants. The beach also has a self-guided nature trail.
Swimming is dangerous because of cold water, rip currents and heavy
On the San Mateo Coast, Bean Hollow is 17.5 miles south of Half Moon
Bay and three miles south of Pescadero on Highway One.
Where do we go when
we’re at V.V.?
How’d that V.V. song go?
What should I bring to V.V.?
Can I see the photo of my class at Vida Verde?
Where are some other cool places to
Goats at the farm
Chickens at the farm
Eating fresh corn!
Sam McDonald Park
Hanging out at Pescadero Beach