Our Story

 

Saddlerock Gardens is a family owned establishment focused on growing organic and sustainable produce to enrich the land and strengthen community. We are not only a garden, but a space to come together to learn, dine, and experience the simple beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains. 

The Garden offers a variety of community oriented activities including workshops in cooking and gardening, farm to table dinners hosted by local chefs, private events, weekend picnics, and weekly organic produce boxes available for pick up. We hope to provide an environment where one can escape the bustle of the city and relish in the simple, quiet of a garden and its bounty.

Founder

 

Shane Semler

Born and raised at Saddlerock Ranch. Son of Ronald Semler, the proprietor of Saddlerock Ranch. Has grown up, worked and played here his whole life. Started the garden because his mom taught him at a young age to appreciate fresh produce. Main goal is to supply fresh produce to his family and not have to rely on the supermarket anymore.

Manager

 

Ryland Lancaster

A gardener and native of Northern Los Angeles County. Ryland practices organic growing methods, using intensive planting and manual labor, based on the principles of agroecology and permaculture. 

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Bee Keeper & Architect

 

Eli Lichter-Marck

Eli and Ryland work as a team and together they have designed, built and planted Saddlerock Gardens.