DECEMBER 15, 2022

It is with great sadness that we inform of you of Dr. Lanita Witt’s death this morning with her loving wife, Suzanne, by her side. The outpouring of love from all of you yesterday will carry her safely on this last journey. She was a force of love, caring, and good in this world and will be sorely missed.

  • The ranch will be closed to public visitors unless prior arrangements have been made until January 1st.
  • The The Forest Conservation Burial Ground of Southern Oregon remains open dawn to dusk for visitors.
  • A public memorial will be held on the summer solstice. Dates and more info to come.

Thank you for your love and support,
The team at Willow-Witt Ranch


Read the December 24th Mail Tribune article "Remembering the full life of Dr. Lanita Witt" written by Morgan Rothborne.

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  • Remembering the full life of Dr. Lanita Witt

    Remembering the full life of Dr. Lanita Witt

    By Morgan Rothborne, Mail Tribune, December 24, 2022

    Dr. Lanita Witt, co-founder of Willow-Witt Ranch outside Ashland, died Dec. 15 in a hospice bed with Suzanne Willow, her wife of 43 years, lying beside her, holding her hand.

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  • Mail Tribune: Green Living: Willow-Witt Ranch

    Mail Tribune

    Green Living: Willow-Witt Ranch

    By Robert Hastings, March 4, 2021

    green living at Willow-Witt Ranch

    Conservation of native habitats goes a long way in helping residents get the most out of their real estate and Suzanne and Lanita are here to help you learn how. The ranch holds summer classes and talks along with hikes and activities for kids and adults of all ages to come learn more about the ecosystems in Southern Oregon and how a symbiotic relationship with their surroundings is beneficial to their health and others in the long run.

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  • The 12 Hike Podcast: Willow Witt Ranch - Getting Back to Our Root‪s‬

    The 12 Hike Podcast

    Willow Witt Ranch: Getting Back to Our Root‪s‬

    The 12 Hike Podcasts, October 28, 2020 episode

    This past month, Willow-Witt Ranch was featured on the 12 Hike Podcast, hosted by Zach Jenkins. 12 Hikes talks to outdoor enthusiasts and recreation providers to explore all of the different ways YOU can get outside. 

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  • KEEN: WWOOFing Meets Camping Solo With Kids

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    child petting goats during farm stay camping trip

    WWOOFing Meets Camping Solo With Kids

    July 24, 2020
    By Ginny Figlar, KEEN Editorial Director

    When I was a kid, I camped in the backyard with my sister in our New York City suburb. Despite being a stone’s throw from our bedroom, it still felt so magical, exciting, and a little spooky. Those nights are etched in my childhood memories of summer.

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  • Weekend Sherpa: Farm to Tent Cabins

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    fully appointed tent cabin at Willow-Witt Ranch farm stayPhoto by Weekend Sherpa

    Farm to Tent Cabin

    Glamping Tent Cabins at Willow-Witt Ranch in Ashland, Oregon

    July 29, 2020

    The hardest part of staying at Willow-Witt Ranch will be leaving. This sprawling 445-acre property in Southern Oregon is part organic farm, part campground, part wellness retreat, and wholly relaxing.

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Willow-Witt Ranch is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of a unique ecosystem in the Southern Cascades, and the headwaters, wetlands, and forests that arise there. We provide education on the values of ecology and of the complex web of food and environment by operating a small certified organic farm and Farm Stay accommodations for a unique agritourism experience.
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658 Shale City Road
Ashland, OR 97520
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