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Monticello Academy!

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  We were joined by so many wonderful schools and groups this fall- one of them being a Montessori Middle School, Monticello Academy, who came our for an immersion this September. This group was so helpful with the fields and prep for our farm dinner! We are so grateful for all the hands that make our

5 E’s From the Classroom to the Fields and Back Again

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What a busy fall we had on the farm! So many wonderful classes from Pajaro Valley Unified School District came out to explore the magic of apple season. A major highlight of this fall was piloting a new NGSS aligned 1st grade lesson exploring how plants and animals stay warm (are adapted to their habitats). Seven

Farm Immersions!

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Fall, arguably the best season in California (or maybe anywhere) is just around the corner. With summer programs and stone fruit on their way out, we are looking ahead to all things fall. For us, the highlights of fall are plentiful. We have the shoulder season magic that is the most abundant time for our

Summer Reflections

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We can’t believe summer is over! Well, not technically, but almost all of the schools we work with are back in session. So it sure feels like summer is over. Our June and July were packed full of happy farm campers and abundant fruits and veggies! We reached a new milestone in the 10th summer

Spring has Sprung!

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It’s been feeling like spring lately! The time of year has come when we are busy mowing cover crop and overturning earth getting ready for summer planting. Spring is a special time on the farm, where we wait patiently for our favorite farm treats to ripen, and get to welcome some new life onto the

Join us on the Farm for Summer Camp!

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Be sure to sign up for our summer camps at Farm Discovery! We are so excited to have 30+ scholarships to give to families who need and we are offering a second season of teen camp this year, Fields & Meals. LIT & Junior Staff positions for Summer 2018 are STILL available! This a great

Pickled Magic

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With quieter times on the farm, our homeschool program and Wavecrest Montessori students are the lucky kiddos spending time on the farm. This month, Homeschool enjoyed our (finally!) ready carrots to turn into some pickled magic, while helping sow some peas for the future. The Wavecrest Montessori students are back in the swing of things,

Winter Upon Us

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Winter season is a great time for us farm folks to maintain, grow, and plan at a slower space. Because of the colder temperatures, harvest dates are farther apart, leaving us with some much needed maintenance time. Here at Farm Discovery, our strawberries have been planted and we are working to ensure each one has

Pies Tomatoes Garlic

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Audrey Ramos created a beautiful braided pie! West Landi showing off his awesome lattice crust pie! The students truly embraced farm to table baking, from threshing wheat to harvesting berries, the pies were a beautiful labor of love! Local teens helped harvest in a big way this summer! Over 3,000

Shoulder Season!

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Farm dog 'Moonshine' keeps Calabasas Elementary 1st graders occupied while waiting for their apple cider Farm Discovery is saying goodbye to summer programs and welcoming in students on the farm to discover fall! The best season of the year, in my opinion! We are busy with lots of schools coming out to the