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Winter Reflections

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It’s finally starting to feel like spring! We kicked off our spring season last week and we are hoping to leave this very wet winter behind. Although I don’t think we are free from the rains just yet, it’s at least nice to feel some sunshine and heat. It has been quite a winter

Farm Camp 2016: that’s a wrap!

Summer Day Camps in 2016 went great. We had more campers than ever and thanks to generous donors and partner organizations we were able to offer more scholarships and financial aide to local kids who otherwise wouldn’t get the chance. Thank you Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, Second Harvest Food Bank, CASA, Loaves and Fishes, and

Welcome Tara Walker

We are so pleased to welcome our new Development Coordinator, Tara Walker. She has already had many successes in getting her own network of friends and family connected to Farm Discovery. A longtime Santa Cruz resident, Tara has more than 12 years of development experience including several years doing donor stewardship at UC Santa Cruz.

Spring Field Trip Season Brings New Schools

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This Spring Field Trip season 12 different schools, over 32 classes and more than 650 students became farmers with us for a day or more. They learned to grow food and what they can do to participate in the food system in a positive way. Specifically they learned to sort their lunch waste and what

Williams College Farm Discovery

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Williams Colleges students help build a compost pile. In January Farm Discovery hosted students from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts for two weeks of working and studying sustainable farming at Live Earth Farm. Their work in the fields lead to high level discussions about the serious issues surrounding our food system. The students explored

2015 Summer Day Camp Success!

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The 2015 Summer Day Camps with Live Earth Farm Discovery Program were a great success! Almost 100 children attended our five weeks of camp this year. More than ever! We also exceeded all prior years' scholarship generosity, thanks in part to two generous grants from two local family foundations. These grants additionally helped to fund

Success in the Spring

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Our spring tour season is coming to an end this week. We had the privilege of serving over 25 different groups, classes, and schools. Some students visited for a few hours and others stayed for a few days. We never know what kind of long term or life changing impact the farm visit will have

Homeschool Students Eat All 6 Plant Parts

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The Homeschool Program has been a huge success this season. Each month 50 kids and parents arrive on the farm for 3 hours of exploration, gardening, tasting, science and free play. Parents are enjoying the day just as much as the kids. In February we explored plant physiology and photosynthesis and "the 6 plant parts.”

Our Sincere Gratitude and Warm Fuzzy Feelings Coming Your Way

On behalf of the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program staff, board of directors and 1500 students, I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks for your support! In 2014 you, our community, have given us so much. You have given more than 500 hours of your time to help us teach farm-based nutrition education at

El Pajaro, A Magical Evening on the Farm

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After some very warm days, the fog descended early on this Saturday afternoon at Live Earth Farm. All those little adjustments made the day before so that  guests would not have to stare into the sun were for naught on this almost cool, foggy afternoon. We began with appetizers under the oaks: Tomato consume paired