Notes from the Field Classroom: Summer Visitors and Work in the Garden

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As camp season came to a close, the Discovery Program realized just how fast the summer is passing and how close we are to fall tour season! In between the hustle and bustle of camps and tours, we have had a couple weeks to take inventory, take a breath and take some much needed vacation

Discover This: Notes from the Field Classroom…Summer Camps!

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We are now in the full swing of summer camps at Live Earth Farm!  As our third session comes to a close, we are preparing for our fourth and final week of camp.  This will be our second session of Art on the Farm Camp, following our first ever summer presenting Young Farmers and Sprouts

Notes from the Classroom, Field, Classroom…Farm Camps

This week kicks off the first of four weeks of summer camps at Live Earth Farm!  We have added two new camps to our lineup this summer.  In addition to our two sessions of Art on the Farm Camp, we will be running a Young Farmers Camp and a Sprouts Camp! I am so excited

Notes from the Field Classroom: Spring Tour Season

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As spring spreads it's wings and embraces our beautiful valley I begin to realize how short this season really is on the farm.  The bursts of flowers on different fruit trees, the cycles of different bird calls, new growth on plants, and the momentous buzzing of bees turns the valley into a virtual soap opera

Notes from the Field Classroom: Sheep to Shawl!

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The morning of our 4th annual Sheep to Shawl dawned warm and sunny.  The lower barn and surrounding area was prepped for throngs of people hoping to glimpse the sheep shearing, make some cool crafts and eat some delicious food! For the first time this year, we invited local artisan food vendors to the event.

Notes from The Field Classroom: Partnership with Food What?!

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Food What?! Partners with LEFDP This spring Food What?! will run a pilot south county program at Live Earth Farm in Watsonville. This partnership between the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program and Life Lab’s FoodWhat Program will provide better access to the farm-based education and youth empowerment programs for under served youth in South County,

Notes from the Field, Classroom: Welcome Peter!

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Welcome Peter Nelson; Our New Program Assistant Peter is the newest member of our Discovery Program team. He has lived in the Monterey Bay area for the last 24 years. He has a history with many conservation and education nonprofits in the area and has had the opportunity to help create and build many school

Notes from the Field, Classrom, Field. . . Winter Work

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Winter Work As Wavecrest’s winter rotation comes to a close, we are excited to announce that their winter project is almost complete! This Field Studies group decided to build a herb spiral on their school campus for their end of rotation project. They used their communication skills and great teamwork to calculate the amount of

Notes from the Field, Classroom, Field. . . Winter With Wishing Well

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Winter with Wishing Well Preschool On Saturday the 2nd I had the great pleasure of touring the farm with Wishing Well preschool. It was a grey morning on the farm and the theme of the visit was winter. This group of families are visiting us four times this school year, one for each season. Our

Discover This! – Notes from the Field Classroom – January 2013

Thank you, thank you, thank you to our Live Earth Farm Community! We are so lucky to have your support in making our farm and our programs exciting and accessible. We raised $2675 in our year-end campaign! These funds will make the year of upcoming farm adventures amazing and possible. We are gearing up for