• Welcome to

    Dancing TreePeople Farm

    We are located in Upper Lake, California. Dancing TreePeople Farm models the ethics and principles of permaculture. and organic growing.

  • Orchard and Garden

    Our 11 acre orchard is certified organic and has been producing walnuts for over 50 years, organically since 2000. Recent additions include an organic vegetable garden, a greenhouse, natural buildings, and two experimental permaculture food forests.

  • Solar-Powered

    We dream of an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on Planet Earth. Our 7.85 KW solar energy installation provides 100% of our electrical energy.

  • What is Permaculture?

    Permaculture, also known as ecological or regenerative design, offers a path-- a design for living in complex changing systems using principles found in nature.

    In a Word: Nature

    Nature's Own Systems

    Permaculture ethics, root practices and principles are those of nature herself, and can be applied to the garden, the farm, and indeed any living system including human structures.
    Permaculture is also known as regenerative design or ecological agriculture... permanent agriculture.

    Evolution and Transformation

    We become part of the system we observe

    in practice, permaculture also cultivates a way of being that tends to go much deeper than simply a system of ecological design. Somehow, by engaging with nature in intimate observation, we gradually become a part of the system and magically and necessarily engage in our own evolution and transformation.

    Evolution and Transformation

    Everything is a Garden

    The ethics, principles, and roots of permaculture practice, can go far beyond the garden or farm and into the invisible structures of our relationships with ourselves and others, as well as our community and organizational structures. By engaging in permaculture, one soon and eagerly applies the approach to other complex systems and challenges.

  • Contact Us

    By Mail: 1445 Pitney Lane, Upper Lake, CA 95485
    By Phone: (707) 560-1166
    By Email (fill out the form below)

  • Dancing TreePeople Farm

    A Place of Innovation, Creativity and Love

  • Map and Driving Directions

    From Lakeport

    Take 29N to Junction 29/20.  

    Turn Right on Hwy 20 - Go 0.5 mi
    Turn left onto Mendenhall Ave (signs for Upper Lake/Business District/Ranger Stations/Lake Pillsbury) Go 0.6 mi
    Left onto Elk Mountain Rd
    Go 0.9 mi
    Take the 2nd right onto Pitney Ln. Go 1.1 miles.

    Destination will be on the right - 1445 Pitney Lane

  • From U.S. 101 (Bay Area)

    Hwy 101-N to Hwy 20-E

    101 N., past Ukiah, CA


    Take exit 555B to merge onto CA-20 E toward Upper Lake/Williams

    Go 19.8 miles on Hwy 20E

    Turn left onto Mendenhall Ave (signs for Upper Lake/Business District/Ranger Stations/Lake Pillsbury)

    Go 0.6 miles on Mendenhall
    Left onto Elk Mountain Road 

    Go 0.9 mi on Elk Mt Road
    Take the 2nd right onto Pitney Ln.

    Go 1.1 miles on Pitney Lane

    Destination will be on the right
    1445 Pitney Lane

  • Updates

    From the Dancing TreePeople Farm Community

    January 23, 2019
    ... but we already knew that, right? Here's an article confirming how good they are: https:/...
    December 10, 2018
    The name "Dancing TreePeople" originated when we observed the trees in the orchard dance in the...
    August 26, 2018 · Ranch Fire
    The Ranch Fire. On Saturday July 28th, we evacuated from Dancing TreePeople Farm and had to leave...
    November 14, 2017 · soil story
    This is an awesome and hopeful video and also explains why we don't till the soil at Dancing...
    September 1, 2017
    We completed installation of 7.85 KW of Solar Energy replacing our old 3KW system. These new...
    December 13, 2016 · nut milk,almond milk,walnut milk
    Get the book 21 Questions About Making Nut Milk at Home: Here are a few common questions people...
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