Marigold Garlands, a Harvest Celebration

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We celebrated our annual Harvest Festival on October 20th; So many wonderful volunteers and community members came to the farm to enjoy the best time of the year! In addition to pumpkin bowling, cider pressing, and family yoga we added a marigold garland making station this year. It was really fun to see the beautiful

Fall Field Trips

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This August Farm Discovery partnered with 5 first grade PVUSD teachers in a Science Learning Leaders institute that was designed to connect classroom teachers with local environmental educators to develop a new 5E’s, NGSS aligned lesson plan that will start and end in the classroom sandwiched by an engaging exploration of the farm in between.

Kale & Sweet Potato Fritters

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I came up with this dish on day 6 of my second Whole30 challenge. While, I truly enjoy eating without restrictions for the pure joy of it, I enjoy a great sense of accomplishment when doing Whole30. I am doing something that really makes my body feel good. Sometimes it is hard (that is why

Harvest Festival: Pumpkin Patch and Apple Bash 2015

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Harvest Festival: Pumpkin Patch and Apple Bash at Live Earth Farm Celebrate the Harvest at Live Earth Farm on Saturday, October 24th, from 2pm to dark. The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program hosts this family friendly farm event to promote healthy food choices for the body, the community and the environment. The Pumpkin Patch and

Stuffed Apples

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It's that time of year again, apple season! I am excited to have this delicious and versatile fruit back in season. There are so many different ways to prepare and eat apples, but one of my favorites is stuffed apples. They are a great snack to put in lunch boxes, for after school, or on

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

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Autumn is upon us, and I am seeing shades of orange and red everywhere I go-many in the form of pumpkins and winter squash. We finally harvested the majority of our squash and pumpkins and now its time to cook up those quintessential fall dishes. I have made pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes, squash and apples,

The passing of the seasons and the rhythm of farm work

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Fall has arrived and schools are back in session. Which means we are busy but very excited to be connecting with so many young individuals. In the midst of our hectic tour season, we appreciate the regular visits from Wavecrest, the Santa Cruz Montessori Junior High. The familiar faces we see every Thursday make the

Featured Photo and Quote: Fall 2014

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"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree." - Emily Bronte

Harvest Festival 2013

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On October 26th, the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program will celebrate harvest on the farm.  This family friendly farm event will feature apple picking, pumpkin decorating, a pie contest, face painting, tractor rides, apple cider pressing, a hay bale fort and The Banana Slug String Band. Celebrate the harvest on your local, organic farm. Watsonville,

Student Corner: Fall Tour Season Has Arrived!

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 Happy Fall! This past weekend we celebrated the autumn equinox, which is derived from "equal night" meaning that we experience about the same amount of daylight and night time during the spring and autumn equinox, but in the spring the days get longer and in fall the days get shorter.  Fall is my absolute favorite