Our Cypress Creek Farm rises out of an ecosystem that is as environmentally "weird" as Austin's unique cultural vibe. Ecosystems collide and provide a diversity of plants and produce that are beyond organic, connecting you to the unusual terrain and soul of the soil they sprout from.
Meet our farmers to explore our on-site farm that provides produce and eggs for your daily meals at Miraval. Meet the hens that provide our farm-to-table restaurant with fresh eggs and wander the farm, taking in the beautiful backdrop of fresh crops in the field. 60 MIN.
This class covers the life cycle and needs of a chicken. Learn how to raise, handle, and care for a backyard flock, and how to set up a small coop to give hens safe access to a pasture. This fun and hands-on class will offer an opportunity for you to collect eggs in the coop and bond with a hen. 60 MIN.
Welcome to the delightful and complex world of honeybees in this introductory beekeeping workshop. Suit up to safely explore our on-site apiary and the wonders of a working hive. Learn about the intricate and dynamic system of how bees communicate and work together to survive, thrive, and pollinate the plants essential to our survival while producing the honey that sweetens our lives. *Please note, to keep our bees healthy and thriving the temperature must be above 50 degrees to open the hive. $135 | 120 MIN.
HONEY TASTING: THE TERROIR OF HONEY
This honey-tasting experience with our head beekeeper dives into honey’s stunning complexity, diverse character, and remarkable health benefits. Guests will explore how the behavior of the bees and the specificity of their environment provide a stunning variety of flavors and colors and get a look into how the process of beekeeping informs the final product. $75 | 45 MIN.
HONEYBEES: THE GROWING WORLD
This lecture investigates the complex and interconnected worlds of agriculture, ecology, and apiculture, illuminating how honeybees and other pollinators shape the world we experience. Discuss the importance of our pollinator populations and the threats they face in a detailed illustration of how much of what we see, taste, smell, and feel is indebted to our pollinators. 45 MIN.