The Sites for Lavra Events

Most of our workshops, lectures, and events are held on a privately-owned a five-acre hillside filled with oaks, pines, pepper trees, eucalyptus, and many other trees.    Although sometimes the morning fog comes in from the coast, the climate at this site is nearly perfect, with days usually in the 70s or 80s and cooler nights.  

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Throughout this site that hosts our events, workshops, and lectures, there are numerous spaces that are used:


Yoga Studio: Adjacent to the main house, the yoga studio is a central space for lectures, movie nights, dance parties, meditation, workshops, and yoga.

Art Studio: Below the vineyard, the art studio is full of creative opportunities.

Fromagerie: Near the goat yard, the fromagerie is used for workshops on processing milk, making cheese, as well as beer and wine. 

 The Workshop. A unique indoor-outdoor space, the workshop with a view is there for green building projects.

 

Here are some of the past projects constructed through Lavra Workshops. 

 

 
The mushroom and the box at Peace, Love, Lavra 2013.

The mushroom and the box at Peace, Love, Lavra 2013.

 

The Lavra hosts workshops on small-scale farming.

Our hosts currently have a number of animals that provide a basis for learning to farm through workshops.

 

 

Goats

Our hosts have three French Alpine goats: the matriarch Ivy,  Ivy's golden child, Poe, and Poe's golden child Anne-Sophie.  

Chickens

Our hosts have a flock of about 25 happy chickens that provide eggs and provide examples of how to process food scraps.  

The primary host of our Lavra workshops on gardening and horticulture have a diversity of trees, shrubs, and flowers throughout.  Their garden is about 1/3 of an acre, designed with permaculture and sustainable farming ideals. Many Lavra events include fresh vegitables from this garden!  

 

The experimental vineyard that hosts our Lavra workshops on viticulture and wine is organic and sustainably farmed. It is comprised of about 1/3 of an acre of Grenache and Syrah planted in the Spring of 2015.