Spring Field Trip Season Brings New Schools

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This Spring Field Trip season 12 different schools, over 32 classes and more than 650 students became farmers with us for a day or more. They learned to grow food and what they can do to participate in the food system in a positive way. Specifically they learned to sort their lunch waste and what

Williams College Farm Discovery

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Williams Colleges students help build a compost pile. In January Farm Discovery hosted students from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts for two weeks of working and studying sustainable farming at Live Earth Farm. Their work in the fields lead to high level discussions about the serious issues surrounding our food system. The students explored

2015 Summer Day Camp Success!

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The 2015 Summer Day Camps with Live Earth Farm Discovery Program were a great success! Almost 100 children attended our five weeks of camp this year. More than ever! We also exceeded all prior years' scholarship generosity, thanks in part to two generous grants from two local family foundations. These grants additionally helped to fund

Success in the Spring

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Our spring tour season is coming to an end this week. We had the privilege of serving over 25 different groups, classes, and schools. Some students visited for a few hours and others stayed for a few days. We never know what kind of long term or life changing impact the farm visit will have

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