Summer Solstice Farm Discovery Style

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Happy Solstice, Midsummer, Kupala, Ukon juhla! How will you be celebrating the longest day of the year? At Farm Discovery we are weaving flowers, building a bonfire (or a small wildfire safe campfire) and making cob oven pizzas at our campout, and curling up in farm crates when we need a break (because didn't your

Spring Scholarship Drive

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Scholarships for Local Youth to Get Kids on the Farm to Explore Food, Farming, Nature and Health Conquering nature deficit disorder and knowing where their food comes from are just two of the accomplishments this summer’s cohort of Farm Discovery campers will be bragging about when they head back to school this fall. The farm-based

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

The Gift of Community

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Thank you! Whether you contributed time and energy, a financial gift, or both, you helped us build a strong Farm Discovery community in 2016. Because of people like you, we had a successful year including a summer farm camp season where half of the 111 campers received financial aid! Want to give the gift of

Spring Fund Drive 2015

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Growing and preparing sustainably farmed food supports healthy bodies, healthy ecosystems and healthy economies. One person’s day-to-day choices, even a child’s, can positively impact and support the health of our community. The camps at Live Earth Farm provide an extended opportunity for campers to explore their relationship to food. They plant and tend the garden

Farm Camps at Live Earth, an LIT Perspective

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As I dive into my college adventure I cannot help but reflect upon the importance experience has added to my life, credentials, and knowledge. Being part of the LEFDP Leader In Training program for five years now has not only extended my love of organic, wholesome farming but also enhanced what it means to teach,

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

Discover This: Notes from the Field Classroom…Summer Camps!

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We are now in the full swing of summer camps at Live Earth Farm!  As our third session comes to a close, we are preparing for our fourth and final week of camp.  This will be our second session of Art on the Farm Camp, following our first ever summer presenting Young Farmers and Sprouts

Student Corner: Campers' Salve and Lip Balm

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Last week during Sprouts Camp, we decided to try out a project that was a little different than our usual arts and crafts. Earlier in the year, Food What?! made salve from herbs collected around the farm. We decided that this would be a great project for the little ones and their parents. We made

Spring Fund Drive 2013

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In Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food, he entreats us to, “Eat food.  Not too much.  Mostly plants.”  These instructions are so simple, even a 3rd grader can apply them to their own eating habits.  In the fields of Live Earth Farm 3rd grader Olivia learned to plant, harvest and build a well proportioned plate