Springtime Field Trips

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Spring is in full bloom! Finally the rain showers have subsided, and boy have we been busy. Spring field trips are off to a great start, filled with energy from students all over Pajaro Valley, Santa Cruz County and beyond! We love seeing the new faces here at the farm, and for many students, these

Winter Work with Wavecrest

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It has been a wet winter this year, but we can always rely on seeing our Wavecrest crew. Santa Cruz Montessori Junior High School, Wavecrest, brings their program to the farm every Thursday, and have for the past decade. They helped give birth to Farm Discovery, and they come bearing an energy of wonder

Wet Winter Projects!

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We have been enjoying lots of rain and wet weather on the farm this winter. Although the weather hasn't been ideal to work in(saturated soil should be left alone!), we have been focusing on building projects and prepping for our upcoming season. We are so grateful to have been joined by a group of agricultural

Summer Camp Registration is Here!

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Scholarships Available for Farm Discovery Summer Camps Farm Discovery’s farm-based day camps offer local kids the opportunity to play and work in the Discovery garden, visit the animal pens and kitchen of a working organic farm that is also host to diverse native habitats. From June through July of 2019 Farm Discovery at Live Earth

Monticello Academy!

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  We were joined by so many wonderful schools and groups this fall- one of them being a Montessori Middle School, Monticello Academy, who came our for an immersion this September. This group was so helpful with the fields and prep for our farm dinner! We are so grateful for all the hands that make our

5 E’s From the Classroom to the Fields and Back Again

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What a busy fall we had on the farm! So many wonderful classes from Pajaro Valley Unified School District came out to explore the magic of apple season. A major highlight of this fall was piloting a new NGSS aligned 1st grade lesson exploring how plants and animals stay warm (are adapted to their habitats). Seven

Farm Immersions!

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Fall, arguably the best season in California (or maybe anywhere) is just around the corner. With summer programs and stone fruit on their way out, we are looking ahead to all things fall. For us, the highlights of fall are plentiful. We have the shoulder season magic that is the most abundant time for our

Summer Reflections

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We can’t believe summer is over! Well, not technically, but almost all of the schools we work with are back in session. So it sure feels like summer is over. Our June and July were packed full of happy farm campers and abundant fruits and veggies! We reached a new milestone in the 10th summer

Join us on the Farm for Summer Camp!

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Be sure to sign up for our summer camps at Farm Discovery! We are so excited to have 30+ scholarships to give to families who need and we are offering a second season of teen camp this year, Fields & Meals. LIT & Junior Staff positions for Summer 2018 are STILL available! This a great

  • Teen, Nature Health Fact Sheet

NEEF Teen Nature & Health Fact Sheet & Twitter Chat

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In today’s technology-driven world, teens can be disconnected from their environment and spend less time outdoors, which threatens their health and well-being. NEEF surveyed teens across the country to better understand how they interact with the outdoors, and who they turn to for information about the environment. In celebration of EE Week, NEEF is hosting a Twitter Chat on connecting teens