Seeds of Change Grant Voting April 9-20, 2015

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Dear LEFDP Supporters, I have entered our organization in the Seeds of Change® Grant Program. Seeds of Change® is an organic food and seed company that is committed to helping organizations across the country create healthier, more sustainable communities. In support of their mission, they are giving community-based gardening and farming programs an opportunity to

Wavecrest Winter Work

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The variety of projects and creative output from the Wavecrest adolescent students is inspiring. Each week brings new accomplishments and progress. Enjoy a piece of farm inspired poetry from Alec. The Evils I know a magical place Where all can stay in peace A place where one an observe nature at its purest Where all

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

Garden Work Pizza Party to Celebrate Give Local the National Day of Local Giving

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On May 6th, 2013 starting at 9:30 am, The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program will host a garden work party in celebration of Give Local America and the end of the 2014 Spring Fund Drive. Give Local America is a national day of community giving. LEFDP staff will cook volunteers a pizza lunch in our

Featured Photo and Quote: Special Year End Report 2013

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Photo credit: Gary McGivney "Some kids have never seen what a real tomato looks like off the vine. They don't know where a cucumber comes from. And that really affects the way they view food. So a garden helps them really get their hands dirty, literally, and understand the whole process of where

Notes from the Field Classroom: Tis the season to hibernate…

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When I am leading a farm tour and start talking about the seasons on the farm, I always tell the kids, "spring is for planting, summer is for growing, fall is for harvesting, and winter is for sleeping". Obviously this is a very simplified version of the seasons on the farm, and  all of those

Docent Opportunities at Live Earth Farm

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Event Docent The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program has three new docent programs, providing opportunities for local adults to get involved with this successful farm-based education organization.  Monterrey Bay area residents can choose to become a Program Docent, an Event Docent, or a Garden Docent, receiving training for any or all positions.  LEFDP