Classes in Food Preservation, Livestock and Gardening 


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 Raising Quality Nigerian Dwarf Goats for Production and Conformation 


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 Locally grown and specializing in edibles and natives 

Grow a Pear Nursery

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 We can help you design your own urban farm.  


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Dog Island Farm Goats

Dog Island Buttermilk 6*M

We have a small herd of registered Nigerian Dwarf goats.

Our goal is to breed for correct conformation…

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2023 Kidding Schedule

This is our tentative breeding schedule. Dates are subject to change depending on whether the does settle. Bucks may be available from…

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Raven and the Pear Soapary

Fun, artistic soaps loaded with goat milk from our goats, fair trade shea and cocoa butters, ethically sourced silk, and…

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Grow a Pear Nursery

Thank you all for a wonderful 9 years!

We have some significant life changes going on and will be needing to take an extended break…

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About Us

Dog Island Farm is an urban farm located in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have a mild Mediterranean Climate with wet, cool winters and dry, warm summers.
We were fortunate to find a large residential parcel in the city – just over 1/4 acre. The house is a small single story built in the 1950s. The lot was originally a fruit orchard that was then subdivided and we got the old well and tankhouse. We fixed the well but were disappointed to find that due to heavy agricultural use up valley, the well had saltwater intrusion. The previous owners, however, had converted the old tankhouse into a loft apartment. Nothing about it was legal, however, and unfortunately it burned down in September 2015.

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The Blog

Chevre – The Easiest of Goat Cheeses
Posted By Larch6186  Posted On 05-Jun-2017


If you’ve got goats you’ve probably also had an issue with using up all of the milk. We get 1 to 1 1/2 gallons a day and there’s no way we can use all of that in our every day life. So on…

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Join us at Our Farm Day!
Posted By Larch6186  Posted On 19-Mar-2017

We have made a ton of changes here recently. Even if you came last year on the farm tour, our property looks nothing like it did. So to celebrate all the new and fresh…

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Join Us on the Urban Farm Tours!
Posted By Larch6186  Posted On 13-May-2016

The Institute of Urban Homesteading presents

Urban Farm Tours 2016

Vallejo & Benicia
Sunday May 22, 2016 9am-3pm

Urban Farms Tours is back! Last seen in Vallejo, 2014, we have gone deeper into the Vallejo-Benicia area to…

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