Sonoma County - Soil Culture

Sonoma County - Soil Culture

The image above was taken at Shone Farms, a 365-acre outdoor educational laboratory that offers students the opportunity to learn about all aspects of small-scale commercial farming. Shone Farms provides the SSU campus with locally grown produce and grass-fed beef.

Welcome to beautiful Sonoma County. We are proud of our rich history of farming and progressive climate policy. Your time in Northern California will be enhanced with opportunities to tour local wineries and farms built right into our program. We connect with the soil here with each glass of wine.


We will have a central meeting space at the Cooperage and a large open courtyard adjacent to the On Campus Housing. We encourage you to stay on campus.


Our plans for Tuesday include a seasonal locally sourced dinner with wines.


We are working with local farmers and the Sonoma State University Catering to bring the freshest seasonal ingredients in all our meals. (meals information)


Sonoma County is home to world class wineries and a thriving cheese community. You have opportunities for tours and tasting.

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