Where the adventure begins...

Located in the heart of Mendocino County California,

Abuela Gardens is a working demonstration site dedicated to helping

the growth and healing of all beings through a continued dialogue with nature, water, fire, food, and medicine. This approach is accomplished by incorporating community, music, healing arts, and silence within a multi dimensional design strategy. Sponsored by the Cloud Forest Institute  we are a 501 (c)3 non profit organization. 

Our aspirations are to hold space for educational and healing retreats. 

Our action plan is to communally care for the Earth by growing as much of our own food and medicine as possible, regenerating the forest and aquifer we depend on, chaperoning fire through the forest, building with earthen and harvested materials as well as developing habitat for a diverse interface of wild and domestic creatures including bees and hummingbirds.