The fireflies will light up the forest floor in July. It is an incredible sight not to be missed.

The fireflies will light up the forest floor in July. It is an incredible sight not to be missed.

There are at least two nice morel patches. Visitors can find their own patches to enjoy this tasty bounty of the forest.

There are at least two nice morel patches. Visitors can find their own patches to enjoy this tasty bounty of the forest.


  • January: Explore the forest trails without being harassed by mosquitos and check out the family cemetery from the 1800s down near the barn built in 1899. Sugaring season is a good time to check out the sugar maple trees and the red-breasted sap suckers also enjoying the sugar maple trees.
  • February: Hang out near the pond and listen to the trickle of the spring.
  • March: Garden preparation and planting.
  • April: Hunt for spring wildflowers, pick spring bounties like wood nettles, and good timing for morel hunting.
  • May: Rose-breasted grosbeaks and other migratory birds will be making their way through Birdsong Forest.
  • June: Raspberries ripen and are ready for picking along with blackberries late in June.
  • July: Firefly madness. The fireflies will light up the forest floor during the first half of July.
  • September & October: Black walnuts are ready for collecting and all the work that goes into having that handful of nuts. Wild persimmons and native paw paws too.
  • December: Enjoy the winter solstice among the trees and relax with a drink in front of the wood burning stove.

If you are interested in visiting us, please contact us.

    Winter has its beauty too at Birdsong Forest. The beech trees clinging onto golden leaves, the naked forest reveals many secrets.

    Winter has its beauty too at Birdsong Forest. The beech trees clinging onto golden leaves, the naked forest reveals many secrets.

    Spring at Birdsong forest is bright green, bursting with flowers, the birds are singing, and the creatures are busy doing creature things.

    Spring at Birdsong forest is bright green, bursting with flowers, the birds are singing, and the creatures are busy doing creature things.


    Aaron Glasson (New Zealand)

    Mural created by Aaron Glasson

    Mural created by Aaron Glasson

    Aaron brought a unique talent to 107 Garden: Creativity! He created a mural covering the entire back of our house that faces the garden!

    Aaron brought a unique talent to 107 Garden: Creativity! He created a mural covering the entire back of our house that faces the garden!

    My time WOOFFing 107 Gardens was nothing but wonderful. Their home is a peaceful abode and inspiring example of urban permaculture in action. I fell in love with the edible local plants a plenty, home brewed Kombucha, and dog named Roxy. For my side of the WOOFFing exchange I painted a mural on the house inspired by the family and the farm. I feel blessed for my time there and to have adored their home with my work.
    — Aaron Glasson

    Check out Aaron's art! He also designed the logo for Permaculture Velocity and Birdsong Forest. Aaron continues to spread his art far and wide working on installations and murals around the world. We look forward to him visiting us in Tennessee.


    Robin & Sharone (New York, New York)

    Robin and Sharone WWOOFed at 107 two times! Apparently they didn't get enough hard work the first time.  after the second visit they headed off on a cross country bike ride!

    Robin and Sharone WWOOFed at 107 two times! Apparently they didn't get enough hard work the first time.  after the second visit they headed off on a cross country bike ride!

    Robin and Sharone busted ass helping us remove a concrete patio. Look at those unknowing smiles!

    Robin and Sharone busted ass helping us remove a concrete patio. Look at those unknowing smiles!

    107 Garden will reawaken your sense of wonder about the environment around you. It is truly inspiring to see and experience endless possibilities to live in a more harmonious, sustainable way. We are so grateful to Soiree for opening her space, sharing a wealth of knowledge, and proving small steps can led to big changes over time. We look forward to applying what we learned at home in New York, meaning 107 Garden grows far beyond its San Diego setting.
    — Robin & Sharone

    Robin continues to dazzle us with her ongoing efforts to help people and change the world. Sharone is pursuing a professional career as an art director. And because they had so much fun the first time with us, they came back for another visit. We are happy to keep in touch with Robin from time to time and hope that one day she will find herself in our area.


    Barbara (Spain)

    Barbara sowing seeds in soil blocks

    Barbara sowing seeds in soil blocks

    barbara, marine biologist, scuba diving

    barbara, marine biologist, scuba diving

    I stayed in 107 Garden for more than 3 weeks and it was awesome! Soiree worked hard before I arrived and she has planned all the activities that I could be interested in. I enjoyed the most when she taught me how to make soil blocks, how to pressure canning and how to grow kombucha. She is very knowledgeable and we spend a lot of time talking about how to reuse greywater from the laundry and which are the advantages of doing yourself instead of buying, and of course about the chickens coop that they built (I have never seen before a design-chickens coop [sic]). Besides working I had free time on the afternoons to see the area: Balboa Park, Sunset Cliffs... and one weekend I was able to go scuba diving to the amazing kelp forest! I own a car, but you will be able to visit places by bus or by bike there too. I recommend 107 Garden to anyone interested in learning about homesteading.
    — Barbara

    Barbara is working as a marine biologist for an aquarium in Florida.