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Wolken Education Center at Hidden Villa in Los Altos, CA


"This is probably the most sustainable commercial building in California. It is largely energy independent, non-toxic and built with a high degree of sustainable materials."

Statement by the San Francisco Institute of Architecture (SFIA) 2006

"Environmental learning takes place everywhere at Hidden Villa. The farm, the wilderness areas and even the buildings have much to teach us."

Beth Ross- Executive Director



Hidden Villa, a nonprofit foundation located at the edge of Los Altos in the heart of Silicon Valley, is situated on 1600 acres that are now part of the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District. Hidden Villa operates many public programs for the area's children including: a year around environmental education program for schools, churches, and other organizations; a very popular summer camp program; a youth hostel; a small farm with a very intensive organic gardening program; and a variety of social diversity programs.


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