The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program’s Spring Fund Drive is raising scholarship money for local, underserved students to attend Farm Camps. The 5th season of summer camps at Live Earth Farm will feature three unique camps offered throughout the summer, including two new camps debuted last year, Sprouts Camp and Young Farmers Camp. Since 2009 LEFDP has hosted small groups of children for a week of Art on the Farm Camp along with a Leader in Training Program for teens. LEFDP invites local individuals and businesses to sponsor Farm Camp scholarships for kids in need.

IMG_6029Watsonville, CA, February 24, 2014 – In the summer of 2014 LEFDP will host five weeks of summer camp in the organic fields of Live Earth Farm, as well as a Leader in Training program for teens throughout the summer. A key feature of the summer camps is a scholarship program, which makes camp accessible to kids from all segments of our community. In 2014 LEFDP hopes to boost scholarship attendance.

In the fields of Live Earth Farm students of all ages and backgrounds learn how to build a healthy plate of food from the ground up. Last summer 3rd grader, Santiago shouted proudly when asked if he had visited a farm before, “I came to this farm.” What did he remember from his visit? The best strawberry of his life and its life cycle, picked from the very field where he will plant fava beans this spring.

IMG_6065These three different camp offerings provide unique ways to engage with Live Earth Farm. Young Farmers Camp will focus on the processes of growing and preparing food, providing campers with in depth experience in the fields and kitchen, sprinkled with a whole bunch of fun. Sprouts Camp will engage really young kids and their families in the garden and animal pens for a 5 senses experience of growing, eating, and playing with food. As ever, Art on the Farm camp will weave nature-based art activities with fruit, vegetable and farm animal fun. With the help of the community scholarships will be available.

IMG_6035The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program (LEFDP) is a farm-based education non-profit organization in Watsonville, California. LEFDP makes seed to mouth, farm to fork, and child to community connections through a variety of hands-on educational programs serving the youth of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey counties and beyond. A special emphasis is placed on reaching under served people in the community to bolster individual, community and environmental health. We welcome volunteers a number of different capacities. Please get in touch!

Jessica Ridgeway, Director
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