Jessica

About Jessica Ridgeway

Jessica is the director of the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program. Seed to Mouth, Farm to Fork, Child to Community Connections. Email Jessica with inquiries about the educational aims and activities at the farm.

Farm Discovery’s Harvest Festival 2016

CANCELLED due to weather We are very sorry. There will be a pumpkin & apple stand, and cider pressing in our Education Barn on the Upper Farm from 10-2. So please come for a muddy walk and get your Halloween and Thanksgiving pumpkins.  

By | 2016-10-27T11:25:45+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Discover This!, Events|Comments Off on Farm Discovery’s Harvest Festival 2016

Welcome Tara Walker

We are so pleased to welcome our new Development Coordinator, Tara Walker. She has already had many successes in getting her own network of friends and family connected to Farm Discovery. A longtime Santa Cruz resident, Tara has more than 12 years of development experience including several years doing donor stewardship at UC Santa Cruz. [...]

By | 2016-06-07T12:54:45+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Discover This!, Notes from the Field Classroom|Comments Off on Welcome Tara Walker

This Time Love Monday means Food AND Beer for Farm Discovery

In a new twist on Love Monday The Kitchen at Discretion will join Discretion Brewing on June 27th in supporting farm-based education for local kids via Farm Discovery at Live Earth. 20% of the day’s beer sales—plus 20% of sales from two special food items—will support Farm Discovery environmental and nutrition education programs for local [...]

By | 2016-06-06T22:45:08+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Discover This!, Get Involved|Comments Off on This Time Love Monday means Food AND Beer for Farm Discovery

Matching Grant for New Junior Staff Positions for Youth

We are very excited to be supporting youth development by offering, for the very first time this summer, two junior staff positions. Junior staff learn to lead sustainable farming, and nutritious food preparation activities. They work with campers on the self-care that also supports healthy ecosystems, economies, and communities. We are preparing youth for well [...]

By | 2016-06-07T08:27:41+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Discover This!, Get Involved|Comments Off on Matching Grant for New Junior Staff Positions for Youth

Summer Camps For All at Live Earth Farm

We will be kicking off our Spring Fund Drive at the Sheep to Shawl Fair to raise scholarship funds for Farm Discovery Summer Camps and Spring Field Trips. Please consider a meaningful contribution to help us transform kids relationships to food and farming.

By | 2016-03-04T16:37:38+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Discover This!, Get Involved|Comments Off on Summer Camps For All at Live Earth Farm

The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program Has a New Moniker!

LEFDP was long even as an acronym, not to mention The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program. In connection with a year long strategic planning process we are undergoing we have come up with a slightly new name that gets at the essence of what we do, we are now more portable as. . . . [...]

By | 2017-01-18T14:47:51+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Discover This!|Comments Off on The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program Has a New Moniker!

Farm Discovery Hosts Annual Sheep to Shawl Fair at Live Earth Farm

     On March 19st, newly renamed, Farm Discovery at will host the 7th annual Sheep to Shawl Fair at Live Earth Farm. Local organizations, businesses and experts will provide hands-on demonstrations of every part of the process of making wool into clothing and art. Spin, Dye, Card, Felt, Knit, Crochet and Weave your way to [...]

By | 2016-02-26T10:47:09+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Discover This!, Looking Forward|Comments Off on Farm Discovery Hosts Annual Sheep to Shawl Fair at Live Earth Farm

Shaved Brassicas Salad with Dried Persimmon

Shaved Brassicas Salad with Dried Persimmon with Sweet & Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing 1 bunch of Kale, shaved 1/2 lb. Brussels sprouts, shaved 1 head of Purple Cabbage, shaved 2 dried Hachiya Persimmons, chopped Heaping handful of pumpkin or sunflower seeds Photo Credit: savorthebest.com Shave kale, Brussels sprouts, and purple cabbage. Massage shaved kale. Chop [...]

By | 2016-01-11T13:24:27+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Discover This!, Family Friendly Recipes|Comments Off on Shaved Brassicas Salad with Dried Persimmon

Four Season’s Greetings from Live Earth Farm Discovery Program

Each year over 2,000 local children and youth learn about farming, nutrition, and environmental sustainability and connect with nature on our farm. All four seasons offer opportunities to gain knowledge and skills about our food system, the farm and natural ecosystems. In the spring, students participate in farm immersion programs, staying overnight on the farm [...]

By | 2015-11-30T10:15:59+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Discover This!, Get Involved|Comments Off on Four Season’s Greetings from Live Earth Farm Discovery Program