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.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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. . . . [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]