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FoodWhat?! Returns

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We are very excited to welcome our long time partner, Food What?! back to the farm for in person programming in March! Youth from Watsonville to Santa Cruz join the FoodWhat?! crew through Spring Internships, Summer Job Training and Fall Project Management programs. FoodWhat?! youth use organic farming, nourishing food and loving community as

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Organic School Food Roadmap

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We are excited to share new materials coming from our partners, Friends of the Earth. FOE's Climate-Friendly School Food Program helps school districts make the shift towards healthy, delicious, organic and plant-forward menus. The program provides technical assistance and marketing materials, supports student and community engagement strategies, and links school districts with the resources

Summer Registration Open!

Another growing season is upon us at Farm Discovery and as we begin to prep our fields and garden, we get an extra thrill out of imagining all the fun that will be had in them during our summer farm camp! With so many things feeling out of control these days, we take solace

Winter/Spring Care 2021: Limited Spots Available

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We know first-hand how difficult online schooling has been for students and the strain it puts on families, especially acute for working parents. That’s one reason we have been so happy  to offer distance learning support and farm care while schools remain closed to in person instruction. Students spend their morning in the

Farm Care in Winter

Even in the winter we are still able to have lots of fun on the farm, from hikes to the redwoods, searching for tadpoles in the freshly filled pond, to art projects and animal visits. We've been staying very busy! "One of my favorite things, I like harvesting and eating it, and then

Virtual Field Trips

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Farm Discovery leads learning and exploration about chickens, omnivores and our own omnivorous diet during our Virtual Field Trips. K-5 students meet our animals, explore the many different fruits and vegetables we grow, and participate in a 5Es lesson sequence about omnivores. Activities include observing chickens through videos, making your own food web and

Wavecrest Returns!

This month we saw the return of our Santa Cruz Montessori Wavecrest students. Normally on the farm every Thursday, we haven’t seen them since last April. Having them back gave us all an energy boost and a sense of return to a little normalcy. Students are split into three topic groups, which they rotate

Fall Farm Care 2020

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Fall Care 2020 Well, it’s been quite the year, hasn’t it?! The one constant for Farm Discovery, and we’re sure for most of you, has been change. After a decade of regular programs, everything is new again. Despite the stress of uncertainty the last 6 months, our team has banded together to design