Dandelion Farm is 8 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 35 years it has moved Candace and Loren Stolley to create a unique gift of their all to nature, humankind, and the Divine. in 1979 the heart inspiration came to the Stolleys to create Dandelion Sustainability Farm after years of self sufficiency experience and make it a profound gift of service to the Heart of Existence Itself 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.
Great Swan Peace Cathedral had to have a rose window! Having never worked in bright rich cathedral tones, this was a serious challenge to me that took a lot of time experimenting with and some changes during the work (prying up colors and replacing them to get the right feeling. The image doesn’t do it justice, unfortunately. The colors are far richer and more subtle in variations.
The white rose in the center represents the Divine Light emanating outward, the unconditional becoming manifest. How to finish the window was a big question to me until in a dream I saw garlands of flowers. This was my answer. To me it was the Divine Light as White Rose breaking into countless other flowers, a way of expressing the Light manifesting all over the world in everybody-all-at-once.
Greenhouse on the “Deeper Lands” of
Dandelion Sustainable Farm is not for profit. It is intended, with demonstrations to provide education in all forms of sustainable living. The rapid switch to sustainable choices in every area of our lives is dearly needed 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.
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 is gentle on 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.
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.
- 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!
- 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 be a part?
- As of late 2013, the dome beginning for 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 the a safe and successful dome construction. Ferro-cement dome construction can be extremely hazardous. Many small and critical important things happened miraculously after this Blessing for weeks even. It was amazing to be here and to see the Blessing work before our eyes bringing together the skilled people and all needed parts for a safe and successful dome construction!
- Now, in late 2017, we approach completion of much of the outer metal art for Great Swan Peace cathedral. Yet to be accomplished is the galvalizing process and then major installations of the art this year. The transformation of Great Swan this year will be dramatic. May it attract the eyes and hearts of many and inspire all to cooperative service and help for our earth world.
- Years of intense focus on accomplishing the metal and mosaic work while doing our best in maintaining the farm through the last 4yrs. of drought, have been hugely challenging and have left the sustainable landscape in serious need. So we are offering the Hub of Happiness, the center home on the farm to support help with sustainably greening the grounds again.
- 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
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!
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.
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!
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!
Below, students come by the busload for a day of help and fun together on the farm.
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.