photo 4On September 26th, the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program will host “A to Zucchini,” the 7th annual organic dinner on the farm supporting the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program. Chef Andrea Mollenauer of Lifestyle Culinary Arts will delight guests with a sumptuous, multi-course meal, highlighting fresh, local flavors from “A to Zucchini” in a picturesque setting – the very fields where the produce is grown. Paired with fine local wines, live music and an auction, this dinner will delight.


Watsonville, CA, July 28, 2015 – On September 26th, 2015 “A to Zucchini,” the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program’s 7th annual farm dinner, will feature local chefs, farmers, artisans and winemakers celebrating the dazzling abundance of fruit and vegetable crops grown in the Pajaro Valley. The afternoon will begin with live music accompanying freshly prepared appetizers, a salsa dancing performance and silent auction. After the multi-course wine pairing dinner, the event will culminate with a campfire and dessert overlooking the Pajaro Valley.

_DSC2875This farm feast is the major annual fundraiser for Live Earth Farm Discovery Program’s on-farm education programs and field trips for local youth. Each year, over 2,000 students visit Live Earth Farm to learn about food, farming, and the environment. The programs are multi-sensory and hands-on, allowing youth to harvest and taste farm fresh foods – from apple to zucchini – while learning about organic agriculture, nutrition, ecology, and grade-level science concepts.

photo 9Local teacher Deborah Wine of Calabasas Elementary reflected on her 1st grade students’ recent field trip to Live Earth Farm as “an amazing and beautiful opportunity for kids to connect with where their food comes from, each other, their farmers, and have fun too – at a place where they would never normally go.” Through LEFDP’s programs local, underserved youth are engaged and inspired to be informed stewards of their own health, their community and their environment. Live Earth Farm Discovery Program aims to raise $40,000 through “A to Zucchini,” the September 26th fall fundraising event, to support farm visits, transportation costs and garden supplies for the over 2,000 students who will visit Live Earth Farm during the 2015-16 school year.SONY DSC

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