The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program Partners with the Banana Slug String Band, and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation and Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Spending With a Purpose

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LEFDP Pledges to spend every dollar raised on #GivingTuesday, December 3rd, 2013 to bring kids to the farm to learn to grow and choose food that is healthy for themselves, for their community and for the environment. The Banana Slug String Band will help with a 10% discount and 10% donation on CD purchases and

Featured Photo and Quote: Special Year End Report 2013

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Photo credit: Gary McGivney "Some kids have never seen what a real tomato looks like off the vine. They don't know where a cucumber comes from. And that really affects the way they view food. So a garden helps them really get their hands dirty, literally, and understand the whole process of where

The Year in Review: 2013

Jessica, Grace, Peter, Constance, Thomas, our committed volunteers and the whole board of the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program would like to thank you, our community, for all of the amazing support you have given us over the course of this past year.  We have incredible accomplishments to report. Through our variety of hands-on educational

Farm Fresh Feasts for All with a $1500 Board Match

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Yesterday, I celebrated the first of three Thanksgiving dinners we will be feasting on this year. We shared a wonderful meal with our best college friends and all our kids. I am always blown away by how quickly a table full of food, that took two days to prepare by three women, can be consumed.

Featured Photo and Quote: November 2013

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 In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. -William Blake

Family Friendly Recipe: Delicata Squash and Cauliflower Curry

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I created this recipe last week when I woke up for the first time this season and didn’t want to get out of bed because it was too cold! The first cold snap of the season makes me a little nostalgic for summer, but also makes me excited for the seasons to change. Curry always

Notes from the Field Classroom: Tis the season to hibernate…

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When I am leading a farm tour and start talking about the seasons on the farm, I always tell the kids, "spring is for planting, summer is for growing, fall is for harvesting, and winter is for sleeping". Obviously this is a very simplified version of the seasons on the farm, and  all of those

Student Corner: Soquel PENS Fall Tours with Kim and Doug

“Dirt made my lunch, dirt made my lunch, thank you dirt, thanks a bunch for my salad, my sandwich, my milk and my munch, cause dirt, you made my lunch!”   This chorus can be heard echoing across the fire circle as Kim Woodland and her husband Doug “Dirt” Greenfield, finish up a farm tour

Announcing the Harvest Festival 2013 Pie Contest Winners!

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Winner of Best Apple Pie, Lydia Espinosa We had a great Pie Contest at this year's Harvest Festival. Our panel of judges was made up of 5 lucky raffle winners, who got to taste a dozen different pies. The most competitive category this year, with seven pies contending, was Best Apple Pie. This

Live Earth Farm Discovery Program Partners with the Monterey Peninsula Foundation’s Birdies for Charity Program

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Beginning November 1st, the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program will receive a 20% match from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation for 100% of donations made through the Birdies for Charity program. All of the money raised will pay for transportation and field trip fees for 600 local, under served students to learn to eat and live