On December 3rd Farm Discovery Staff will be hanging out in the Quarry Plaza at UCSC. Why Tuesday, December 3rd? Because it is #GivingTuesday and Farm Discovery wants to get in on the giving. Farm Discovery will be giving out apple cider, a little kick of vitamin rich brain juice to get UCSC students through their last week of classes. They will also have bouquet making and little gifts for mom and dad available. Relax students Farm Discovery has got you. Energy, Relaxation and Holiday gifts checked off your list, right on campus. 

Watsonville, CA, November 21, 2019 – On Tuesday, December 3rd Farm Discovery will be hosted on campus at UCSC by Chris Krohn and the Environmental Studies Department. The purpose for their visit will be to give students a break during their last week of classes. December 3rd is Giving Tuesday and many years Farm Discovery has spent the whole day soliciting donations. This year the staff wanted to try something different, giving. And yes, it is true that Farm Discovery is also hoping to raise funds with Santa Cruz Gives this holiday season, but the only reason they ask for support is to amplify their giving.

Giving Tuesday is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season. Santa Cruz Gives is a holiday fundraising program founded in 2015 in Santa Cruz County. The goal is to create a new network of donors and increase local giving via crowdsourcing, as we are able to reach more donors. By making it easier to give to various nonprofits on one site, they hope to inspire donors to dig a little deeper and give a little more than they might otherwise.

Farm Discovery is participating in Santa Cruz Gives for the 3rd time with a more ambitious goal than ever before of meeting their challenge gift of $23,000. Being on campus might help them get there, as there will be a prize to the organization that inspires the most youth donations. Going to UCSC to make cider and bouquets with students will be a fun way for Farm Discovery to interact and connect with the student community.

Farm Discovery at Live Earth is a farm-based education not for profit organization in Watsonville, California. We empower youth and families to build and sustain healthy food, farming, social and natural systems. By developing environmental literacy, teaching farming skills, and transforming food habits that support personal, community and environmental health we encourage students to build a relationship with food that is healthy for people, the environment and the economy. A special emphasis is placed on reaching under served people in the Pajaro Valley to bolster individual, community and environmental health.