The present use of the land as Surprise Farm Retreat Center and Surprise Farm offers simple lessons. Growing food requires attention to soil (soul) and season. Attention to “all our relations” is a healing practice. Plants and community need roots. At Surprise Farm, we grow vegetables and a 100 fruit trees organically...... Protea and a variety of other flowers....,. The farm strives to have fresh food available year round, taking advantage of the ideal agricultural climate niche. The retreat center collaborates with the organic farm when offering workshops.