Service Learning

Service Learning

Filoli's Service Learning program provides a free learning experience on a variety of topics, such as horticulture and garden tips and tricks, combined with an opportunity to volunteer to support Filoli. Enjoy time with family and friends, meet new people, be immersed in the beauty of Filoli, and give back to this treasured community resource through service. There are no minimum requirements or minimum hours of service. Anyone is able to sign-up for just one program or as many as you like.

Trail Stewards

August 27, 2022 | 9am - 12pm

Nestled against the Santa Cruz Mountains, Filoli’s nature trails are enjoyed by thousands of guests every year and are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Join us for a trail stewardship project to clear trails of brush and obstacles so they are open and easy to navigate. We'll start the day with a guided hike and, after the project, all participants are welcome to stay and enjoy the gardens, including the sweeping views from Filoli's Bluebird Bar. 

Registration is free. Physical requirements include bending, kneeling, lifting, reaching, and the ability to carry 20 lbs. Be prepared for walking on uneven ground, a high level of physical activity, and exposure to poison oak.

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Orchard Care

September 13, 15, & 18 | 9am-12pm

Start off your Fall at Filoli and help prepare the Gentleman’s Orchard for Orchard Days. Attendees will pick fruit, spread mulch, and decorate for the fall season. During the project break, horticulture staff will discuss fruit tree care techniques, and answer questions about Filoli’s 100-year-old orchards.

Registration is free and we invite attendees to stay after the project is completed for complimentary admission to the House, Garden, and Estate Trail. No experience necessary. Physical requirements include bending, kneeling, lifting, reaching, and the ability to carry 20 lbs. Be prepared for walking on uneven ground.

Corporate and Youth Groups

Interested in scheduling a program for a corporate or youth group?

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