Summer Camp Reflection

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This month saw the end of summer camp, and what a season it was! We were delighted to offer 4 different programs this year; Art on the Farm camp, Farm to Table camp, Sprouts camp, and Leaders in Training. Along with regular activities such as berry harvests and exploration of the main working farm, each

Bee Zen

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Please enjoy this moment of bee zen. . .⠀ We received disturbing news this week about above average bee colony loss this winter. This is serious business, as we are endlessly dependent on bees in food production. ⠀ ⠀ In other news ARS reported, "Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have taken the first step towards

Hello Goodbye

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This winter the skies have been mostly cloudy, dropping rain on the earth- like a true California winter, like the ones I experienced when I first moved here a decade ago. Everything is lush. Vibrant green cloaks the mountains, and the air is fresh and full of nature’s scents. On those strong blustery days,

Wet Winter Projects!

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We have been enjoying lots of rain and wet weather on the farm this winter. Although the weather hasn't been ideal to work in(saturated soil should be left alone!), we have been focusing on building projects and prepping for our upcoming season. We are so grateful to have been joined by a group of agricultural

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

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

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

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

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Bachelafolia? You mean Betulifolia?

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Funny story: See that tree on the right? I have been mispronouncing its name for years! Farmer Tom told me what it was long ago, probably in the first year of Farm Discovery and I misheard him. I called it "bachelafolia". And not until today, when I sat down to right this post, did I

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