Dandelion Farm

Dandelion Sustainable Farm is a Gift to Nature, Humankind and the Divine
Sustainable living serves world peace and a benign future for us all.

Love is a mysterious and powerful force. For 39 years it has moved Candace and Loren Stolley to create a unique gift of their all to nature, humankind, and the Divine.

In 1979, after years of self sufficiency experience, the heart inspiration came to the Stolleys to create Dandelion Sustainability Farm as a profound gift of their lives as service to the Heart of Existence Itself, a gift of their energy, skills and resources. It was to be a gift of all they had and could do. Miraculously the funds to purchase l90 acres of pristine land in Northern California came and the work began. Fresh air, high clean water table, deep rich farmland and wooded rolling hills made the land a prime location. With seasonal creeks, beautiful views and miles of hiking trails, Dandelion Farm is a spacious, peaceful place.

 

Lake of Dreams CurtisDandelion Sustainable Farm is not for profit. It is intended, with demonstrations to provide education in all forms of sustainable living.  A rapid switch to sustainable choices in every area of our lives is becoming critically necessary in our time. Thus our work on Dandelion Farm is to serve our collective future with  life choices that support the needs of humans, non humans and of our entire earth’s well being, as the necessary foundation for  world peace.

Dandelion also features visual arts (and cultural arts occasionally), to raise up and inspire a full, rounded sustainability movement that embraces the higher gifts of human culture and benign technology for earth’s future enrichment.
Love is the profound essence of the deeper heart and beauty is its spontaneous expression, calling all to our essential unity at heart. Art on Dandelion Farm is  inspirational toward higher and sustainable choices that serve this heart unity and the well being of all life.
"Plant Lust", originally our tree nursury, turned into a green house add-on. It is amazingly productive! Common and unusual greens are a specialty especially for yummy, healthful smoothies. Greens are big part of our sustainable diet, so easy and fast to grow.
“Plant Lust”, a green house add-on, is amazingly productive! Common and unusual greens we grow, (often considered WEEDS!) are great for yummy smoothies, salads, or cooked. We can feel their healthful benefits, a key part in our sustainable diet. A great deal of our research has been into GREENS and those edible weeds, for their promising potential to feed a hungry planet. They grow faster on less fertility than other foods providing broad optimum nutrition.

 

 

Our specific farming  service efforts on Dandelion Farm have been developing  a superior plant based diet for humanity’s future and human optimum health, a diet that collaborates gently with Nature and easy to grow. Likewise better means of soil fertility and growing systems that conserve CO2 are essential for our collective future. As we continue to develop in  these areas we are enjoying the many benefits of our progress, from better health to far more productivity in less growing space, less use of precious water and many other signs of a more balanced local ecosystem.

In our food growing research, we have  experimented with and saved seeds from a huge variety of unusual plants to widen our food base and provide other options in various conditions of climate change. Experimentation with unusual food plants is also to help address the on going massive loss of food varieties available to humanity.

Contemplating a watery enjoyment

A summer afternoon’s watery contemplation

Dandelion Farm nurtures the deeper being, attracting the heart and speaking there of inner and outer peace, harmony and well being via the language of art and nature, kindness to creatures, openness of expression and service to our world at a critical time in its history.

 

Great Swan Peace Cathedral is our culminating gift to the world on Dandelion Farm in service to world peace. It is requiring everything of us, a huge  endeavor and great Leap of Faith to accomplish this. It is the Holy Jumping Off Place for us on Dandelion Farm. Will you participate?

We are all part at a pivotal moment in human history. Thus we feel urgent to help by providing sustainable living  education on Dandelion Farm, as part of a broad  foundation for world peace. Dandelion includes higher understandings and solutions for world peace as part of its work. This dimension is  most associated with Great Swan Peace Cathedral. There is much art work ahead.

As of late 2013, the dome shell of Great Swan is now in place! A special Blessing was requested of Avatar Adi Da Samraj at His burial site, The Brightness in Fiji, for a safe and successful dome construction. Ferro-cement dome pouring can be extremely hazardous. Many small and critically important things happened miraculously after this Blessing for a safe and successful dome  and even MORE!
It was 2002 when on the edge of death I prayed if  there was something I had yet to do to serve the Light before I died. The vision that now stands as The Swan came then with the words “Peace…. Cathedral” spoken very slowly. It was to serve World Peace….How? I had no idea!  It made clear to me that I would live and had a great deal more work to do! It was in 2013, the day of the Blessing at the Brightness over the burial of Adi Da Samraj  for the beginning of The Swan, that I miraculously learned of a genetic issue and how to stay alive to create the vision that was given in 2002.  It is likely I would not have lived another year without that knowledge.  So in making the vision I had been given near death, I found the means to live to make it!
In our 2017 big push to install the most challenging art on Great Swan, we again requested several Blessings at the Brightness. Along with all the benign help we needed coming, even more Help with my health came that has nearly normalized it. The vision and making of Great Swan Peace Cathedral  is a most mysterious unfolding! I feel a potency growing there and sense it has greater work for the world to do.
Now in early 2018, Great Swan Peace Cathedral stands a resplendent taste of the vision that called it into being. There are a great many embellishments yet to come to enhance the fullness of that vision.  But from this point forward, The Swan stands already embodying its rarefied origin, beckoning  all to sublimity and heart exaltation.
Years of intense focus on accomplishing the metal and mosaic work for Great Swan, has made maintaining the farm through the last 4yrs. of drought  hugely challenging. The drought has been harsh on the sustainable landscape.  Mulching, to maintain moisture and soil life is much needed. Volunteers with a love of the dirt, who enjoy gardening as productive physical exercise, are welcome participants in our farm family, helping in exchange for room and a food stipend.

Mighty tall Noah was an incredible help with mulching, one of his favorite forms of exercise.

Volunteer Shawn was a humble brilliant very young MIT inventor, dedicated to creating "low technologies" to help the world's poor. And that is what he is doing in a big way still!
Volunteer Shawn was a humble brilliant very young MIT inventor, dedicated to creating “low technologies” to help the world’s poor.
And that is what he is doing in a big way still!

 

Many wonderful people have helped in many ways on Dandelion Farm, volunteering their energy, enthusiasm and skills in exchange for their stay. It is a rich human sharing and educational experience for all. Is there a way you could help?
 “Ah Love. Let it be that You and I may fly as One, beyond the sun and through the sea of Infinity.”…A poetic prayer to Love Itself, based on an unforgettable moment, inspired this playful Bindu Jewelry piece.
"Ah Love. Let it be that You and I may fly as One, beyond the sun and through the sea of Infinity."...A poetic pray that inspired this playful jewelry piece

info@dandelionfarm.org
Candace and Loren Stolley
P.O. Box 1744
Lower Lake, CA. 95457-9411
(707) 994-1814 PLEASE EMAIL!

Volunteers with special skills are make their mark on Dandelion….Tiny house builders wanted!

Ivory tower, cob cottage in Enchanted Encampment
Ivory tower

Ivory Tower window
Ivory Tower window

2012-2013  Ivory Tower, a cob cabin, (made of mud and straw with an old satellite dish roof) is located in Enchanted Encampment, our mini educational eco-village in the making. We hope to complete this cozy little art cabin soon. Tiny houses for camping while inspiring recycling and creativity is one of our delights. Many more playful little sleeping places being dreamed and stared.

Winged lion mosaic windows are part of the MANY art adornments of Dandelion Ballad (“A song to the Heart of all”). This is the educational center of Dandelion that is nearing completion!Lion's Lair looking out

 

Stefan  and Jennifer, superb artists, stand by their fabulous paint job on Sentinel Fire as there farewell day offering. Their color job transformed the metal art from a drab to a knock out piece. They were especially heroic in our epic 2012 apple and walnut harvests. Oh, for more of that wonderful color talent help!

jenstefan

best 4 volunteer faces4 great volunteers that helped us greatly in 2007 and had a blast together. Notice 18yr. old Ansel on right.

Below: Ansel 6 years older and still vastly ahead for his 24yrs, returns to Dandelion from Arkansas for a New Year’s visit. With him is the lady of his life, a beautiful Ginny (body and heart). Ansel spent several months in ’07 getting the landscaping of the center of Dandelion well under-way, teaching us how to do it and making himself another well loved member of the Dandelion family. He was a good man in the true sense of the word, even then at 18!

Ansel Returns with Jennifer

Our spring 2013 volunteer, Prtvi, a Hindu nun, smelling flowers
Our spring 2013 volunteer, Prtvi, a Hindu nun, smelling flowers

Below, students come by the busload for a day of help and fun together on the farm.

Comeing by the bus load

 

Volunteering: Please consider our work exchange program and internship possibilities on the next “Learn From Living” page.

 Support Dandelion With a TOUR of the farm…These include 1hr. mild hike/tour + 1hr. question/answer. $10/person, $50 minimum. Bring a group!

Dandelion Farm is tobacco, drug and alcohol free. Please help us keep Dandelion a healthy environment for all.

Loren and Candace posing playfully as a new version of "American Gothic"
Loren and Candace posing playfully as a new version of “American Gothic”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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