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Welcome to the Friends of Wagner Ranch Nature Area web site.

  • The 6th Annual Orinda Olive Festival is Sunday, October 4, 2015, from 11:30-4:30pm @ 350 Camino Pablo, Orinda, CA This free, family-friendly event celebrates Olives & the Historic Wagner Ranch, including it's 130-year old Mission Olive Grove. Optional donations support Outdoor, Hands-On Environmental Science & Social Studies programs for K-5 students. Come sample olives, olive oils & vinegars from multiple vendors; learn the chemistry of olive oils; see chef demos of olive-inspired recipes; make olive branch crowns and wreaths; find wonderful products and services @ the raffle table; take a docent tour of the ranch; enjoy arts, crafts, games, food & live music. Follow this link for more information. Festival Flyer
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    If you want to participate as a Olive Festival Vendor or Cooking Demo Participant, or have other questions, please use our "Contact tab" above. »
  • Our Wildlife Earth Day Festival took place on April 19, 2015 A celebration of nature with music, crafts, games, wild creatures, a solar oven demonstration and 17 acres of nature to explore. It was a great day for the whole family! Festival Photos See photos »
  • See the winners of the festival's photo contest! Just visit us on our Facebook group.
  • Look at photos of the construction of a Tule Reed Boat in the way of the native peoples. Tule Reed Boat
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