In The Press

San Jose Mercury News, December 31, 2023
At Farm Discovery at Live Earth, kids get up close with farm animals and see how their food is grown

Good Times, November 15, 2023
Good Work: Farm Discovery gets $100K from PG&E

Santa Cruz Sentinel, September 17, 2023
Name Dropping | Rowena Bacher earns top apple pie honors at fair

Food Chain Radio, August 9, 2023
Farming Community with Tom Broz

Food Chain Radio, July 18, 2023
Farming Children with Jessica Ridgeway

Lookout Santa Cruz, July 11, 2023
From Soquel to Pajaro, fundraisers put the focus on farms, farmworkers

Lookout Santa Cruz, June 13, 2023
Farm Discovery kicks off summer season, plans fall feast

Lookout Santa Cruz, October 7, 2022
Farm Discovery welcomes students back to the farm for field trips and hands-on programs

Register Pajaronian, October 6, 2022
Farm Discovery at Live Earth raises $87K for education, produce programs

Good Times, September 20, 2022
Watsonville’s Live Earth Farm hosts its annual Mesa Dinner in support of Farm Discovery

Register Pajaronian, September 13, 2022
Farm Discovery to host annual benefit dinner

Points of Light
Inspiration Honor Roll 2022

Good Times, June 6, 2022
Feast from the Fields at Live Earth Farm

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Reader’s Choice Awards, February 17, 2022
Families Love to Pick Fruit at Gizdich Ranch and Live Earth Farm

Good Times, December 7, 2021
Sustainable Systems Research Foundation Seeks Funding for its ‘Urban Food Initiative’: Santa Cruz Gives’ additional sustainable-ag nonprofits include Farm Discovery at Life Earth, Safe Ag Safe Schools and the CCOF Organization

Lookout Santa Cruz
Helping kids cultivate healthy eating habits; Santa Cruz County nonprofits making a difference

Good Times, August 31, 2021
Time to Shine’s Farm Discovery Gala

Good Times, May 19, 2021
Summer Leadership Positions for Teens at Live Earth Farm

Register Pajaronian, June 16, 2020
Watsonville Organization Establishes Produce Distribution

Good Times, March 11, 2020
Sheep to Shawl at Live Earth Farm

Register Pajaronian, September 24, 2019
Farm Discovery hosts annual benefit dinner at Live Earth Farm

Good Times, September 18, 2019
Dinner at Live Earth

Santa Cruz Sentinel, September 10, 2019
Quick Bites | Limited tickets remain for fall farm dinner

Edible Monterey Bay, Spring 2019
Food & Farms

Good Times, November 13, 2018
Santa Cruz Gives 2018: A Holiday Guide to Nonprofit Giving

Register Pajaronian, September 25, 2018
Annual Benefit Held for Farm Discovery at Live Earth

TPG Online Daily, July 15, 2018
Sow & Grow Fall Feast

Register Pajaronian, September 26, 2017
Farming for a Cause

Santa Cruz Sentinel-Quick Bites, September 5, 2017
Farm to Table Dinner on Tap at Live Earth

Register-Pajaronian, June 15, 2017
Farm Discovery’s Sprouts Camp set for June 26-30

Aptos Times, March 15, 2017
Farm To Fiber Fair at Farm Discovery

Santa Cruz Sentinel Online, March 16, 2017
Sheep to Shawl Fair slated for Saturday

Good Times, November 23, 2016
Online Donation Platform ‘Santa Cruz Gives’ Launched

TPG Online Daily, October 20, 2016
Pumpkin Patch and Apple Bash: Farm Discovery’s Annual Harvest Festival at Live Earth Farm

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Quick Bites, May 11, 2016
Registration Open for Farm Summer Camp

Edible Monterrey Bay Newsletter, October 21, 2015
Fall Harvest Festival

Aptos Times, October 15, 2015
Pumpkin Patch and Apple Bash at Live Earth Farm

San Francisco Chronicle, August 6, 2015
10 reasons to visit Santa Cruz County now

Times Publishing Group, Inc. Tuesday’s Top Stories, May 12, 2015
Farm to Table & Nature Based Art Camp

Capitola Soquel Times, March 2015
Sixth Annual Sheep to Shawl Event at Live Earth Farm

Santa Cruz Sentinel-Healthy Eating, December 22, 2014
Live Earth Farm guides kids to healthy food choices

San Jose Mercury News, Wishbook 2014
Sowing the Seeds of a Healthy Diet

Times Publishing Group, Inc. Tuesday’s Top Stories, August 26, 2014
A Feast in the Fields

Register Pajaronian
A Feast in the Fields Unlike Any Other

Good Times, June 17, 2014
Celebrating Solstice

Times Publishing Group, Inc. Tuesday’s Top Stories, June 10, 2014
Live Earth Farm U-Pick Events Features Discovery Children’s Programs

Aptos Times, June 1, 2014
Live Earth Farm U-Pick Events Features Discovery Children’s Programs

Edible Monterey Bay Blog, April 22, 2014
Choosing a Summer Camp on the Farm

Good Times, April 17, 2014
Summer Fun @ Live Earth Farm, March 20, 2014
Sheep to Shawl Fair

Aptos Times, March 1, 2014
Fifth Annual Sheep to Shawl Fair

Santa Cruz Weekly, February 26 – March 4, 2014
Counting Sheep on March 22

Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 9, 2013
Students Learn about Farming, Nutrition at Live Earth Farm Discovery Program

Edible Monterey Bay, September 17, 2013
Live Earth Orchard Dinner Delights

Good Times, September 11, 2013
A Slice of Farm Life

Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 20, 2013
Watsonville’s Live Earth Farm to offer two new summer camps for youngsters

Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 14, 2012
Live Earth Farm spotlighted in Soquel

San Francisco Chronicle, August 24, 2012
Tour farms, harvest food in Santa Cruz County

Edible Monterey, Edible Notables, Winter 2011
Live Earth Goes to School

Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 15, 2012
Companion Bakeshop, farm join forces for Community Social

Santa Cruz Sentinel, County Bounty, May 2, 2012
Strawberries Mean Spring

Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 20, 2008
Students learn life lessons on the farm

The New Medicine Show on KKUP 91.5 FM, March 12, 2010
Food, Farms, & Children’s Health – Interview with Life Earth Farm Discovery Program and the Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Is eating fruits and vegetables enough to keep us healthy? Is eating more organic foods enough to reverse the growing epidemic of childhood obesity? Join us as we discuss an often overlooked link between food and children’s health: farms. Jessica Ridgeway from the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program and Kathryn Spencer from the Community Alliance with Family Farms discuss the broad and intricate relationships between school lunches, getting children to eat more vegetables, education, children’s health, and farms. Also featured is toe-tapping music for children from the local award-winning Banana Slug String Band.

“The New Medicine Show” broadcasts every Thursday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (except the fourth Thursday each month) on KKUP 91.5 FM. Join us for an hour of conversation about health issues, the latest scientific studies, and what you can do for your health.

Fork Fresh in the Metro Santa Cruz April 16, 2008

In 1996, Tom and Constance Broz started Live Earth Farm. One acre of land and 20 CSA families have since turned into about 50 abundant acres and 650 CSA members from Palo Alto to Carmel, but the farm has never lost its focus on education. Currently students from Wavescrest Middle School spend a whole day once a week learning everything from field work and harvesting to preparing a fresh lunch. In fact, the desire to increase the educational offerings has resulted in Jessica Ridgeway’s full-time Education Program Coordinator position and a new nonprofit, the Live Earth Farm Learning and Discovery Program. A mission “to offer ‘farm to fork’ education for the local community, focusing on sustainable agriculture techniques, viable local economies and the availability of nutritious food for all members of our community,” says Ridgeway, will culminate in Live Earth’s first annual Fine Farm Feast fundraiser this October. Modeled after the popular Outstanding in the Field alfresco experience, this event will bring together wine, music, a beautiful setting and, of course, a lavish five-course meal. Live Earth seeks producers, musicians, winemakers, chefs and anyone with an interest in contributing to this exciting first.