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YouTube: Field Trip to The Little Farm

Back in 2014, we took a field trip to The Little Farm, a 2 acre private residence in the Valley in Southern California. Clive Segil is a rare fruit grower, and he transformed his sloped parcel into a jam packed, productive jungle with a menagerie of livestock and fruit trees. In our latest YouTube video, we return to see what has changed since we were there last.

You’ll find the original blog post from our first visit in 2014 here. Then watch the video to see what’s growing on at The Little Farm now.

Field Trip to the Little Farm


Some of the interesting fruits growing:

Kei Apple – soft inside like a giant grape with seeds.

Rose Apple – tastes like rosewater with an apple crunch.

Cherimoya – native to mountainous regions of South America, it’s a tropical fruit you can grow in warm-winter climates.

Sapote and Chocolate Sapote – there are apparently many types of this soft fruit to grow found in Mexico, Central and South Americas.

Quince – typically most quince has to be cooked in order to be palatable, but Clive grows one type that can be eaten raw.

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  1. Shannon

    Hi Christy –

    I love the field trip video to the Little Farm. Wow! What a farm…inspiring. Amazing what all can be done in 2 acres. Is it opened for others to come visit as well? Do they sell their jams and cheeses? I would love to go myself.
    Also, I am super impressed that you set up night cameras and then watched the footage to see what was happening in the garden while you’re asleep. Damn, huge rats ??!? yuck. No wonder your traps weren’t doing the trick. Bummer, but at least you found out what the problem is. I have always thought it would be cool to see what happens outside at night. I seem to have the black asian rat (aka roof rat, tree rat, fruit rat) the smaller version and so far they’ve robbed two ears of corn, but I put bags and clips on the other ears and also traps and got two rats so far. I guess me and the rats are tied now. 2 and 2. lol. Keep up the great work in the garden and the good newsletters. Love receiving and learning from you. Shannon (on Moore Street)

    1. Christy

      They aren’t open to the public, Shannon, but occasionally they do give tours to members of the Rare Fruit Growers association. The video truly was a peak behind the gates. I’m pretty sure they don’t sell their cheeses and such just yet. They mostly give them to friends and those who help keep the place running smoothly. But that all may change. I’ll have to check in with Clive and find out if they have plans to sell their products.

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