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Farm Discovery’s 5 Favorite Fall Farming & Gardening Tasks

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Farm Discovery starts to feel a big shift in November. Our 9 month hustle from the Sheep to Shawl Faire at the Spring Equinox to the end of the Fall Field Trip & Farm Immersion season around Thanksgiving is winding down. We begin to feel the spaces in between the chaos, opportunities to regroup, reflect,

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Thank You, Element

The Fall Feast in the Fields Benefit, this year called Element, is a celebration, a celebration of good, hard work being done in our community to address challenges we all face. None of us are immune to the great issues of our time, and that is why Farm Discovery and Live Earth Farm are working

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