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Why does wool itch?

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When is the last time you wore an itchy sweater? And why did it itch? My grandmother was Irish, and a knitter. So, I had this beautiful, off-white (clean wool color), cable-knit hat with a pom pom on top that I COULD NOT WEAR. Even as a less sensitive and picky adult, I can't wear

Farm Discovery Field Trips & Summer Camps for All

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On December 5th 34 first graders from Ann Soldo Elementary visited Farm Discovery. They fed our chickens and goats, learned the nutritional differences between an apple and apple cider, while pressing their own cider; and they practiced identifying foods in various stages of their life cycle in a garden scavenger hunt. At the end of

Harvest Festival E-Invite

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Harvest Festival Pumpkin Patch & Apple Bash

Pumpkin Patch and Apple Bash at Live Earth Farm, Harvest Festival 2014

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Celebrate the Harvest at Live Earth Farm on October 25th, 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 event will feature apple picking, pumpkin decorating, a pie contest, face painting, tractor rides, apple

Summer Fun on the Farm for All Ages

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photo credit: Ruth Diaz Learn and play at Live Earth Farm in the Discovery Garden and Fields, the chicken pasture, goat pen, pony corral, and in the kitchen classroom. The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program offers programs for all ages throughout the summer including week long camps, u-pick events, and drop in programs

Family Friendly Recipes: Chunky Tomato Sauce

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We had a great group come to the farm this week. A summer camp from Gateway School in Santa Cruz decided to spend two of their camp days with us at the farm. The first day we took a tour and milked the goat, worked in the garden and harvested some fruits and veggies. The

Annual Summer Solstice Celebration at Live Earth Farm

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On June 22nd, the community will gather at Live Earth Farm for their annual Summer Solstice Celebration. This longstanding tradition of celebrating Santa Cruz agriculture at the changing of the seasons will include lots of farming fun for the whole family. Celebrants will be invited to pick and eat warm strawberries right from the field,