Homeschool and Wavecrest Programs Rock Winter on the Farm

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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

Wavecrest Student Highlights

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Every Thursday, Wavecrest, Santa Cruz Montessori Junior High attends the farm and becomes immersed in the daily rhythm. They are learning the various task and the hard work it takes to get food from the field to our forks. Here is some of what they have accomplished at the farm thus far: Field Studies In

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

Student Corner: The Theme is Water!

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How about that weather!? The garden and teaching fields are looking pretty bare after that frost, but we always find interesting things to learn about with the students who come to the farm. Testing Water Quality at the Mouth of the Pajaro River in Winter 2011 Last week we began our winter rotation

Student Corner: Spring Field Studies!

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 The focus of Wavecrest's Field Studies in spring is "production and reproduction".  This means we have been spending a lot of time snuggling baby goats and learning about pollination. This rotation, we decided to focus specifically on flowers and insects on the farm and in the garden.  We have learned about the "three P's" (pollinators,

Student Corner: Wavecrest

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The Farmer work all day we plow the fields mow the crops sleep all night work all day we feed the cows clean the stalls sleep all night the farmer the farmer is strong the farmer is healthy the farmer is us ~Nate Saxton Food Grilled-cheese mayhem. As I bite into the crunchy texture of