Scotts Valley's Learning Farm

Bee Fruitful Farms – Scotts Valley’s Learning Farm

“Community Real Estate provides 100% of the funding for the Bee Fruitful Farms (BFF) because we believe that happy-healthy families build happy-healthy communities.”


Bee Fruitful Farms is a 6+ acre eco-friendly learning farm, where people re-connect with the earth, each other, and the community.

Inspired by the beauty and energy of Yosemite, Bee Fruitful Farms (BFF) is reminiscent of a High Sierra meadow.  From the storybook cottage on the creek to the towering pine trees, this bountiful eco-friendly farm will inspire you to get back to the basics.

The Draper Family established Bee Fruitful Farms as an educational resource for the Scotts Valley Community. The farm’s educational program is managed by Sue, Matt and Mandy Draper on a 100% volunteer basis.  Sue is fueled by her desire to be of service to others, and by her wish to instill a love of nature in children of all ages.  Matt received a degree in Ag Business from Cal Poly, SLO in 2001, and is a recent graduate of the Monterey Bay Master Gardeners Program.  Mandy is an avid supporter of the local farmers’ markets with a deep passion for cooking, nutrition and the environment.

Our vision for Bee Fruitful Farms is to create an outdoor forum for improving health, relationships, and environmental awareness through education.  We want to inspire children to connect with the food they eat and feel empowered by those healthy choices.  We want to encourage families to sit down and share meals together again.  We hope that an outing at our farm will ignite your desire to garden….because we believe that a family that plants together, grows together.

Interested in coordinating a group visit?  Please send us an e-mail ( on our give us a call (831) 252-2972.

Bee Fruitful Farms in the News

Draper’s Showcase Farm Shares Nature’s Gifts With Community

May 19, 2017

The two kindergarten classes piled into big yellow buses at Brook Knoll Elementary School on Friday, May 12, and headed north to another world. There was no sign at the turnoff from Lockhart Gulch Road, just outside of the Scotts Valley city limits, down a winding asphalt drive into a wide field in a bend of Bean Creek, past wild rock roses to a storybook cottage.

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Local Farm Inspires Next Generation

May 7, 2015

“We are planting seed for a better community, better families, better friendships, better relationships, and we do it by hosting an organic farm for people to enjoy,” said Sue Draper, owner of Bee Fruitful Farm.

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Teaching Farm Sprouts in Scotts Valley with a Little Help from Oprah

November 18, 2014

Turning off a bend on Lockhart Gulch Road in Scotts Valley and gazing down at the fertile bowl of land that has become Bee Fruitful Farm, it is very hard to imagine that anything else ever existed here.

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SV Farm Provides Education For Community, Opportunity for Young Farmer

November 6, 2014

The future of local farming could be taking place in Scotts Valley, as a local woman’s partnership with a young farmer to covert her seven-acre property into a functioning farm has proven bountiful for both.

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