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...a non-profit 501(c)3 organization at Salmon Creek Farm offering land-based arts programs including an annual fellowship awarded to eight artists whose work engages with ecology. SCF is a sanctuary of precious riparian and coast redwood habitat on Central Pomo land, established as a counterculture commune in 1971, now a sort of queered commune-farm-homestead-school hybrid. 

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As Salmon Creek Farm enters its 10th year of revival and re-imagining we ask ourselves the question of access. Who can afford to be here?

Even when a visit is offered for free, who can afford to miss work, take a break from care-giving, plus food and travel? We have hosted more than 1600 folks in many ways over these years, often making it free or as affordable as possible. But this hasn’t been enough. By founding Salmon Creek Arts non-profit we aim to lower barriers wherever possible to those drawn to visit, in particular artists* who engage with the environment and ecology.

Our inaugural membership and fundraising drive hopes to raise $60k by April. This will get us started by supporting the first season, to initiate the Salmon Creek Artist Fellowship and then to support the programs that SCF has been offering informally for many years including writing retreats, food gardening & carpentry skill-shares, wood-fire ceramics workshops, and our BIPOC artists retreats through the rest of the year.

VISIT the donation page and become a member of Salmon Creek Arts at one of these levels, or fill in your own monthly or one time donation. Any amount is appreciated. 🐌



All donations are tax deductible and can also be made by check to "Salmon Creek Arts" and mailed to PO Box 909, Albion, CA 95410.

To discuss a more substantial donation email arts(at)salmoncreekfarm(dot)org.

$500 monthly or $6k once
Level 6: BLACK TAILED DEER

includes invite to bi-annual SCF sleep-over, special meal, and full tour. (covers sponsorship of retreats for five BIPOC artists)

$250/mo or $3k once
Level 5: GRAY FOX

receive SCF Field Guide artist book, re-released end of 2024. (covers full sponsorship of one SCA Fellow for two week visit)

$100/mo or $1200 once
Level 4: CALIFORNIA GIANT SALAMANDER

receive SCF ACV Apple Cider Vinegar. (covers honorarium for SCA Fellow for two week visit)

$50/mo or $600 once
Level 3: RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

receive SCF Seed Mix to be released end of 2024. (covers BIPOC artist honorarium for one week retreat)

$25/mo or $300 once
Level 2: BANANA SLUG

includes access to advance booking of SCF retreat rentals (covers meals for SCA Fellow for two week visit)

$10/mo or $120 once
Level 1: MILLIPEDE

includes subscription to The SCF Millipede Members Monthly(covers food garden supplies for a week)

*All levels receive a subscription to our new gossipy newsletter The SCF Millepide Members Monthly.






Salmon Creek Arts cultivates an expanding community of artists*, offering time to slow down, space to take a step back, the chance to live close to the land, and to participate in its cycles. We offer modest home-spun spaces to create and share work in a communal free-range wild woodsy environment. In fall 2024 we inaugurate our offerings at Salmon Creek Farm, where we will eventually take over operations and ownership.

Photo (right) by Thomas Loof 

Salmon Creek Farm is located on 33 acres of second and third growth redwoods two miles from California’s Mendocino Coast. Old logging roads and foot trails criss-cross south facing slopes from sunny meadows, gardens, orchards, communal outdoor kitchen, and dance deck on top, to eight furnished hand-crafted commune cabins each nestled in their own nook of the woods, across a ravine that bisects the land to abandoned off-grid cabins, and finally down to Big Salmon Creek in the valley. It is an especially good spot to feel your small place in the big cycle of life on earth.

* we use the term ‘artist’ expansively encompassing those working with craft, movement, food, gardens, image, sound, word, etc.