Student Artwork

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Wavecrest Winter Work

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The variety of projects and creative output from the Wavecrest adolescent students is inspiring. Each week brings new accomplishments and progress. Enjoy a piece of farm inspired poetry from Alec. The Evils I know a magical place Where all can stay in peace A place where one an observe nature at its purest Where all

Wavecrest Student Highlights

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Every Thursday, Wavecrest, Santa Cruz Montessori Junior High attends the farm and becomes immersed in the daily rhythm. They are learning the various task and the hard work it takes to get food from the field to our forks. Here is some of what they have accomplished at the farm thus far: Field Studies In

The passing of the seasons and the rhythm of farm work

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Fall has arrived and schools are back in session. Which means we are busy but very excited to be connecting with so many young individuals. In the midst of our hectic tour season, we appreciate the regular visits from Wavecrest, the Santa Cruz Montessori Junior High. The familiar faces we see every Thursday make the

Farm Camps at Live Earth, an LIT Perspective

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As I dive into my college adventure I cannot help but reflect upon the importance experience has added to my life, credentials, and knowledge. Being part of the LEFDP Leader In Training program for five years now has not only extended my love of organic, wholesome farming but also enhanced what it means to teach,

A Water Unit is Best with Rain!

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This Winter the Wavecrest Jr. High students are finishing up their science projects related to the theme of WATER! Thank goodness for the rain we are getting! One of the projects was to design a native plant/drought tolerant landscape. Now that we are getting some rain it is time to put those natives in so they

Student Corner: The Theme is Water!

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How about that weather!? The garden and teaching fields are looking pretty bare after that frost, but we always find interesting things to learn about with the students who come to the farm. Testing Water Quality at the Mouth of the Pajaro River in Winter 2011 Last week we began our winter rotation

Student Corner: Soquel PENS Fall Tours with Kim and Doug

“Dirt made my lunch, dirt made my lunch, thank you dirt, thanks a bunch for my salad, my sandwich, my milk and my munch, cause dirt, you made my lunch!”   This chorus can be heard echoing across the fire circle as Kim Woodland and her husband Doug “Dirt” Greenfield, finish up a farm tour

Student Corner: The Start of the (home)School Year

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We had our first home school group of the school year last month.  We were blown away by how many people want to be a part of our group!  As of now, we have 32 families signed up for our September-December monthly meetings! This year, we have decided to shape each meeting around a specific

Student Corner: Fall Tour Season Has Arrived!

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 Happy Fall! This past weekend we celebrated the autumn equinox, which is derived from "equal night" meaning that we experience about the same amount of daylight and night time during the spring and autumn equinox, but in the spring the days get longer and in fall the days get shorter.  Fall is my absolute favorite