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Salmon Creek Farm Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) land-based arts program established in 2022. Our first season will be announced in spring 2023 and start up in the fall. (Salmon Creek Farm Commune retreat rentals click here.)

We cultivate 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 it’s cycles. We offer artists home-spun free-range wild woodsy spaces to gestate, create, and share what emerges.

The original commune of Salmon Creek Farm was established in 1971 by a group of young people rejecting mainstream culture and searching for something else, part of a global back-to-the-land movement that emerged from the student protest culture of the late 60’s.

With its purchase by artist Fritz Haeg in 2014, SCF continues this legacy while entering a new chapter as a long-term art project shaped by many hands, a sort of queered commune-farm-homestead-sanctuary-school hybrid.

We are on 33 acres of second and third growth coastal redwoods two miles from California’s Mendocino coastline. Gardens, orchards, greenhouse, outdoor kitchen, dance deck, and south-facing slopes of redwoods crossed by foot trails connecting eight hand-crafted cabins offer space for extremes of solitude and communing.

We are on Central Pomo land. Picking up, reconnecting, and weaving back strands of indigenous environmental knowledge that were violently broken are at the heart of what we cultivate. 


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Salmon Creek Farm Arts is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN 87-2754033. All donations are tax deductible and can also be made by check to "Salmon Creek Farm Arts" and mailed to PO Box 909, Albion, CA 95410.
…a 1908 document lists numerous once-known Pomo village sites, including “kaba'tōda, on the top of the high, narrow ridge separating ‘Albion River’ from ‘Salmon Creek,’ and indefinitely located at a distance of one or two miles from the ocean.”

Contemporary communities nearby include Pinoleville Pomo Nation, Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians, Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians, and Kashia Band of Pomo Indians.  

…Kashaya Pomo women watch for the first warm inland winds of the summer as a sign that there will only be a few days to gather the seeds of wild oats.

Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources (2005) by M Kat Anderson