Community Farm Day

Elder Farm hosts a weekly community homesteading event, all ages welcome! This family friendly farm experience encompasses the myriad of daily chores on the farm, including weeding, seed planting, watering, orchard maintenance, livestock care and general farm upkeep. 

Bring your lunch and good shoes to the Cleveland National Forest for a day immersed in permaculture and community. Check local weather listing for Descanso and bring a jacket, sun screen, insect repellent, and a hat. Click here to view our schedule of ongoing events.



The healing power of touch can transform the wounds we carry into the strength that leads us to wholeness. At Elder Farm you are welcome to relax under the oaks for personalized bodywork session, addressing your goals for pain and injury management, structural organization, emotional process and spiritual healing. Carrie Lou Arnold has been practicing bodywork since 1999 and earned an AS Holistic Health specializing in Thai Massage, Relational Somatics and Structural Integration. Click Here to read more and schedule an appointment.




Elder Farm is home to series of classes for women by women, sharing the knowledge of our grandmothers wisdom by calling on the time tested modalities of herbal medicine and traditional healing techniques. Classes focus on a holistic approach to women's wellness and may include topics such as the herbs for women and maidens, whole foods nutrition, animal husbandry, fermented foods, vaginal steaming, tai chi, yoga and meditation, sound healing and couples massage. Collaborations with guest teachers, healers and cosmic babes always welcome. Click here to view schedule and register for upcoming classes.



Carrie Lou Arnold has been has been holding sacred space for women since 1999. At Elder Farm she stands as spiritual guide and facilitator for seekers on the path of transformation through ceremony and community gatherings. Carrie Lou is an ordained minister and holds ceremonial space for the community during life's transitional times- blessing way and birth, commitment and marriage, astrological and seasonal celebrations and monthly women's circles. Click Here to view schedule and register for ceremonies at Elder Farm.