Farm on Putah Creek

CLBL Moved to Maples Farm in 2020

In the midst of the worldwide pandemic, the Center for Land-Based Learning (CLBL) left behind the farmhouse office that overlooked walnut orchards, signature waterways and mountains to the west with its view of the sunset. The center had outgrown it's beloved Farm on Putah Creek. It was in the shade of ancient walnut, olive, and oak trees that Center for Land-Based Learning found an ideal first home in Winters.

CLBL, which started offering its FARMS program in 1993, has remained committed to inspiring, educating, and cultivating future generations of farmers, agricultural leaders, and natural resource stewards in California over the long haul.

In 2017, the Center set forth a multi-year strategy plan to, among other goals, “build a new home in a new place.”

In May 2020, the Center moved to Woodland, after a successful capital campaign. The Center for Land-Based Learning’s Headquarters at Maples Farm is a 30-acre campus that houses new offices, the Best Classroom where they hold in-person classes, and productive farmland and associated infrastructure. Beginning farmers in the Center’s California Farm Academy Farm Business Incubator Program can lease plots of farmland on Maples Farm or in West Sacramento, to grow their nascent agricultural ventures.

“At the Maples Farm, we have access to quadruple the amount of land, and dramatically improved infrastructure and equipment. The land and infrastructure provide us with the capacity to better support the beginning farmers in the region and will eventually contribute to growing the next generation of farmers that our country needs,” Dr. Sridharan "Sri" Sethuratnam, California Farm Academy Director says.

At this time we do not offer youth K-12 farm visits, field trips and Girl Scout programs at the Maples Farm. We may resume these programs sometime in the future.

Recommendations for other farms to visit (Please contact these farms for their current offerings):

Yolo Visitors Bureau - Farm Tours
California State Fair Farm Tours
Full Belly Farm
Soil Born Farms

To find out more or to inquire about a tour of the campus, please send an email to Dominic Carrillo,