Black Oak Ranch aka The Hog Farm
Beautiful Black Oak Ranch in Mendocino County offers group camping in tipis and tents in a majestic setting of oak woodlands, meadows and year round streams. For thirty years Black Oak Ranch has been hosting events that speak to the heart and inspire healing and joy.
The Hog Farm is an organization considered America's longest running hippie commune. Founded by peace activist and clown Wavy Gravy (Hugh Romney) and his actress wife Jahanara Romney, the Hog Farm evolved into a "mobile, hallucination-extended family", active internationally in both music and politics.
The Hog Farm is perhaps best known for their involvement with the Woodstock Music Festival. While lodging on Manhattan's East Side from 1968–69, the Farm was approached by Woodstock Ventures with a proposal: participate in a planned music festival in upstate New York. they accepted the offer to become involved with Woodstock. Recruited to build fire pits and trails on the festival grounds at Woodstock, the Hog Farm convinced the promoter to let them set up a free kitchen as well.
The Hog Farm group was flown to New York, were met by the international press at JFK Airport, and told for the first time that they had also been assigned the task of providing festival security. Gravy called his rather unorthodox security force the "Please Force", a reference to their non-intrusive tactics at keeping order ("please don't do that, please do this instead"). When asked by the press what kind of tools he intended to use to maintain order at the event, his response was "Cream pies and seltzer bottles."
except for assistance animals will be permitted.
Owner may be asked for physician’s verification of assistance need & must have animal properly restrained. McBride’s (in Willits) no longer boards dogs. For possible boarding situations you can either try Blue Ribbon Kennel (707-485-8454) or Best In Show (707-463-8400).
We follow the ADA service dog law, which specifically states:
How “Service Animal” Is Defined
Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
*Therefore, we do not allow emotional support animals. We hope you will come and enjoy the Kind Bud CampOut, but please leave your ESA dog at home.