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. Surprise Farm was certified organic in 2019, just a year after being established. Protea and a variety of other flowers are present, as well as over 100 fruit trees. The farm strives to have fresh food available year round, taking advantage of the ideal agricultural climate, and utilizing permaculture strategies. The retreat center collaborates with the organic farm when offering workshops.