Support Farm Discovery through Santa Cruz Gives 2023

At Farm Discovery, we're on a mission to cultivate a healthier future by educating youth and fostering sustainable food systems. Our Produce Distribution and Youth Education Program is at the heart of this initiative, empowering the next generation while ensuring access to fresh, locally grown produce for our community in need. We are so grateful for

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Growing Together: Farm Discovery Now Accepting Stock Gifts in Partnership with the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County

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In the heart of the Pajaro Valley, nestled in the scenic landscapes of Santa Cruz County, California, lies Live Earth Farm—a 150-acre patchwork of organic goodness, riparian corridors, and flourishing forests. At the center of this vibrant agricultural haven is Farm Discovery at Live Earth, a nonprofit organization committed to empowering youth and families


Santa Cruz Gives 2023

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Support the FD Produce Program through Santa Cruz Gives November 15 - 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 Applewood Fund, The Joe Collins Fund, Driscoll’s, Inc., Comcast, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Santa

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Delavega

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We are so grateful for the generous volunteers who help deliver produce to our community partners each week. Mary Delevaga is an active volunteer and member of our community. Her dedication to service is inspirational, and we couldn't do this work without her. What do you do for Farm Discovery? "I deliver produce to Encompass

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Farm Discovery Hero Spotlight: Joshua Rodriquez

Josh Rodriguez is a member of Farm Discovery's Board of Directors and active community member. We are so grateful for Josh's involvement in Farm Discovery's mission! How did you get involved? I do my best to share the work FD is doing both in person and on social media. I volunteer for events and

NEW- Spring Break Camp

Spend your spring break on the farm this year, for our first ever spring break farm camp! Register for Spring Break Camp

Benefits of Teen Leadership Programs

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The LIT (Leaders in Training) program at Farm Discovery offers teens an opportunity to develop leadership skills by learning and teaching farming, food preparation, and basic ecology alongside camp participants. The goal of our program is to empower teens to develop the skills necessary to thrive in interpersonal and professional relationships through farming. Leadership

Support Farm Discovery through Santa Cruz Gives

We are pleased to announce that Farm Discovery is a part of the Santa Cruz Gives campaign again this year! Santa Cruz Gives is a holiday fundraising platform. The goal is to create a local network of donors and increase giving via crowdsourcing. We hope to inspire donors to dig a little deeper and give a little more than they might otherwise this holiday season. Farm Discovery's project this year is

Fall Feast in the Fields Recap

Thanks to our generous community, sponsors, and dedicated team of staff and volunteers, we raised over $87,800 through our annual benefit, Fall Feast in the Fields. Funds raised will go directly towards Farm Discovery’s programs and operations, including helping us purchase a Farm Discovery Electric Van! If you couldn’t make the event, but are