We believe that we can transform personal and community health and improve our impact on earth by building and sustaining collaborative agricultural, ecological and social systems. We believe that communities equipped with knowledge and the skills of inquiry can transform food, farming and natural systems for the better.
youth & family empowerment to regenerate health:
“without wildlife, without farmers, without family, without care. . .
its just food.” ~Luis Leonor, Jr. Staff member
Increase soil organic matter over time, provide economic stability & fairness for farmers & workers, & create resilient regional ecosystems & communities
Protection of the natural environment through protection, conservation and regeneration: water, land, soil, wildlife, pollinators, biodversity
FAMILY, NEIGHBORHOOD, FOODSHED
“Everything having to do with food—its capture, cultivation, preparation, and consumption—represents a cultural act.” ~Massimo Montanari
Our home, Live Earth Farm, is a 150 acre patchwork of working farm, riparian corridor, oak and redwood forest in the Pajaro Valley of Santa Cruz County, California.
Monthly Tour & Workshop- Cancelled during quarantine
Starts: 10:30 am
Ends: February 28, 2021 - 1:30 pm
10:30am -1:30pm at Farm Discovery at Live Earth Details & Registration: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/215091
Come experience the season through the eyes of a farmer. Collect fresh eggs, play with our Pygmy goats, meet our pregnant milking cow, Bella. We will enjoy a guided tour or our 100 acre organic family farm and farm-based education facilities. Our farm roads meander through orchards, oak woodlands, and redwood groves with views of the Pajaro Valley. See our solar panel array, our permaculture garden and our Discovery Garden & Fields. Learn about the importance of eating seasonally and how to prepare your pantry for the upcoming season. Each experience will include a tour and a class on how to make the most of in season crops. From canning & fermentation to salve making, classes will go over how to enjoy a season’s bounty. Take home a sample of the class’ product and enjoy light snacks while you learn! We look forward to seeing you on our organic family farm!