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Giving Tuesday 2018

Tomorrow, November 27th is #GivingTuesday, the national day to give back. Gracias for your meaningful support of our empowering educational programs on the farm. If you contribute through our facebook fundraiser (or make your own), facebook will double your gift! (starting at 5am PST, the matching $ could run out in minutes) SUPPORT FOOD, FARM &

Gracias, Thank You

Dearest Contributor, Gracias. You are helping reconnect our community to healthy food, and providing hands-on opportunities for people to learn about and help build sustainable food systems. Our on-farm events and family programs are opportunities for kids to share the farm with their families. Your support makes the initial contact in our programs and the

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Santa Cruz Gives 2018

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November 14 - December 31 Santa Cruz Gives is presented by Good Times in partnership with The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County and the support of Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, and Santa Cruz County Bank. It is a holiday fundraising program. The goal is to create a new network of

Marigold Garlands, a Harvest Celebration

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We celebrated our annual Harvest Festival on October 20th; So many wonderful volunteers and community members came to the farm to enjoy the best time of the year! In addition to pumpkin bowling, cider pressing, and family yoga we added a marigold garland making station this year. It was really fun to see the beautiful

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Extra Bucks from Benefit Mobile in September

So, I have been using benefit mobile for about a year and am loving the little kick I get donating to Farm Discovery with my regular purchases. It somehow feels like I am gaming the system. You put the app on your phone and you can buy an e-gift card at the register on your

Fall Field Trips

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This August Farm Discovery partnered with 5 first grade PVUSD teachers in a Science Learning Leaders institute that was designed to connect classroom teachers with local environmental educators to develop a new 5E’s, NGSS aligned lesson plan that will start and end in the classroom sandwiched by an engaging exploration of the farm in between.

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Sow and Grow: Get Involved

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During a spring field trip this May, Christine had a group of fifth graders gathered in the garden to introduce the concept of habitats. A boy named Isaiah demonstrated his understanding when he proclaimed, “so like, a garden is a habitat for plants!” When a student takes new information and applies it to another area

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Summer Solstice Farm Discovery Style

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Happy Solstice, Midsummer, Kupala, Ukon juhla! How will you be celebrating the longest day of the year? At Farm Discovery we are weaving flowers, building a bonfire (or a small wildfire safe campfire) and making cob oven pizzas at our campout, and curling up in farm crates when we need a break (because didn't your