Mountainside Village is thrilled to be the home of Mountainside Institute. Mountainside Institute’s mission is to help communities and individuals find creative, integrated solutions to living sustainably in the mountains. The Institute is on the grounds of Mountainside Village in Victor, Idaho, right at the base of Teton Pass. Our beautiful site provides direct access to nature, a farm for onsite food production and best practices in sustainable building and living. We offer workshops, trainings and retreats on high elevation solutions in: integrated design, collaborative leadership, energy efficiency, local agriculture, wellness, sustainable lifestyles and deep connections with land and nature.Our goal is to facilitate understanding and action toward healthy living and sustainable practices. One of the underlying concepts we address is integrated problem-solving. Issues are complex and holistic approaches tend to be more beautiful and effective. Mountainside Institute proudly partners with and supports other organizations, municipalities, and businesses, which focus specifically on sustainable living, holistic wellness and vibrant community life. A percentage of real estate sales in Mountainside Village partially fund the Institute’s community outreach programs.
The best way to ensure your produce shares at this popular garden is to be a Mountainside Village resident.
The Institute Farm has about sixty share-purchasing members who enjoy the weekly plenty for sixteen weeks of garden shares. The Farm produce is also available at local farmers’ markets. Early greens include lettuce, spinach, sorrel, arugula, herbs and radishes. Peas, beets, carrots, garlic, potatoes and other treats are harvested later in the season. A number of young fruit trees are planted in the garden, and we look forward to their maturing and production.
Mountainside Institute Farm vegetables and farm fields have been Certified Organic through the Idaho State Department of Agriculture's Organic Certification Program.
There are four main principles of Biodynamic agriculture: enlivening and enhancing the soil, treating the farm as its own organism, working with the cosmos and acknowledging the importance of the intuitive and spiritual connection the farmer shares with his/her individual farm.
Mountainside Institute Farm has about 60 share-purchasing members who enjoy the weekly plenty for sixteen weeks of garden shares.
Work shares are another way to contribute in order to get your greens while supporting local agriculture. The gardeners can always use help weeding and harvesting. Becoming a farm member creates a responsible relationship between neighbors and the food they eat, the land on which it is grown and those who grow it.
We are currently looking for a new Farmer to run the Institute Farm. This is an exciting opportunity for somone with a passion for organic growing, educational programs and community collaboration. Give us a call if you are interested in becoming part of our team! 307.733.9003EMAIL US!
Mountainside Institute Farm vegetables and farm fields have been Certified Organic through the Idaho State Department of Agriculture's Organic Certification Program.LEARN MORE
Biodynamic practices play an important role at the Institute Farm. In 1924, Rudolf Steiner gave a series of eight lectures in Silesia, Germany. These lectures were presented in response to farmers' increasing concern about deteriorating soil conditions and declining health of their plants and animals due to increased use of chemical inputs.LEARN MORE