Homeschool Students Eat All 6 Plant Parts

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The Homeschool Program has been a huge success this season. Each month 50 kids and parents arrive on the farm for 3 hours of exploration, gardening, tasting, science and free play. Parents are enjoying the day just as much as the kids. In February we explored plant physiology and photosynthesis and "the 6 plant parts.”

Our Sincere Gratitude and Warm Fuzzy Feelings Coming Your Way

On behalf of the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program staff, board of directors and 1500 students, I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks for your support! In 2014 you, our community, have given us so much. You have given more than 500 hours of your time to help us teach farm-based nutrition education at

El Pajaro, A Magical Evening on the Farm

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After some very warm days, the fog descended early on this Saturday afternoon at Live Earth Farm. All those little adjustments made the day before so that  guests would not have to stare into the sun were for naught on this almost cool, foggy afternoon. We began with appetizers under the oaks: Tomato consume paired

Summer Camps at Live Earth Farm, A Blast For All

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Our Summer Day Camps were a great success! We hosted more sessions and participants than ever. Thanks to all the donors who helped make it possible for kids to come to camp who might not have been able to come without financial support. This year we had two art themed camps where we integrated crafts,

Notes from the Field Classroom: First Overnight of the Season, Moreau Catholic High School

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You'd be surprised how loud a flock of 100 chickens is. The noise isn't the only thing you notice. It's the smell, the commotion and organized chaos. Then you taste the eggs and realize it's all worthwhile. Gathering the eggs. A group of 12 students from Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward spent

Notes from the Field: Welcome Christine Landis!

Welcome Christine Landis: Our New Program Assistant Hi There! I’m Christine Landis, the new Program Assistant at Live Earth Farm Discovery Program. I will be helping Peter maintain our beautiful garden and demonstration fields. You will also see me around the farm facilitating tours and helping with the various education activities. I’m very excited for

A Heartfelt Thank you to Grace

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This week we are wishing the best to Grace as she moves on. Grace is from the area, so we won't lose her entirely. Grace has spent a little over a year and a half pouring her heart into running all of the education programs at Live Earth Farm, which means almost all of you

The Year in Review: 2013

Jessica, Grace, Peter, Constance, Thomas, our committed volunteers and the whole board of the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program would like to thank you, our community, for all of the amazing support you have given us over the course of this past year.  We have incredible accomplishments to report. Through our variety of hands-on educational

Notes from the Field Classroom: Tis the season to hibernate…

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When I am leading a farm tour and start talking about the seasons on the farm, I always tell the kids, "spring is for planting, summer is for growing, fall is for harvesting, and winter is for sleeping". Obviously this is a very simplified version of the seasons on the farm, and  all of those

Announcing the Harvest Festival 2013 Pie Contest Winners!

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Winner of Best Apple Pie, Lydia Espinosa We had a great Pie Contest at this year's Harvest Festival. Our panel of judges was made up of 5 lucky raffle winners, who got to taste a dozen different pies. The most competitive category this year, with seven pies contending, was Best Apple Pie. This