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 | 2016-10-27T11:25:45-07:00 October 19th, 2016|Discover This!, Events|Comments Off on Farm Discovery’s Harvest Festival 2016

Farm Camp 2016: that’s a wrap!

Summer Day Camps in 2016 went great. We had more campers than ever and thanks to generous donors and partner organizations we were able to offer more scholarships and financial aide to local kids who otherwise wouldn’t get the chance. Thank you Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, Second Harvest Food Bank, CASA, Loaves and Fishes, and [...]

By | 2016-09-30T10:29:38-07:00 September 29th, 2016|Discover This!, Notes from the Field Classroom|Comments Off on Farm Camp 2016: that’s a wrap!

Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers

This dish is simple yet delectable dish. And with the tomatoes and peppers going off right now, this seems to be a great dish and one the kiddos will love to help with. Ingredients: 2 lb mixed tomatoes and/or bell peppers (approx 15 vegetables, less if they are large) Rice Mixture 2 cups of cooked [...]

By | 2016-09-29T15:06:41-07:00 September 29th, 2016|Discover This!, Family Friendly Recipes|Comments Off on Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers

Welcome our new Education Coordinator!

Hayley Reitman is the newest addition to Farm Discovery at Live Earth! Hayley graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies from CSU Monterey Bay, focusing on sustainable communities in 2014. She has been working in nonprofits since 2010 with experience in environmental education, habitat restoration, community food programs and sustainable agriculture. Hayley is extremely excited [...]

By | 2016-09-29T14:18:48-07:00 September 29th, 2016|Discover This!|Comments Off on Welcome our new Education Coordinator!

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 | 2016-06-07T12:54:45-07:00 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 | 2016-06-06T22:45:08-07:00 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 | 2016-06-07T08:27:41-07:00 June 6th, 2016|Discover This!, Get Involved|Comments Off on Matching Grant for New Junior Staff Positions for Youth

Spring Field Trip Season Brings New Schools

This Spring Field Trip season 12 different schools, over 32 classes and more than 650 students became farmers with us for a day or more. They learned to grow food and what they can do to participate in the food system in a positive way. Specifically they learned to sort their lunch waste and what [...]

By | 2016-06-06T21:46:09-07:00 June 6th, 2016|Discover This!, Notes from the Field Classroom|Comments Off on Spring Field Trip Season Brings New Schools

Summer Day Camps at Farm Discovery

Summer day camp at Farm Discovery is right around the corner! Beginning June 13th campers will enjoy exploring the vast beauty of Live Earth Farm with all their wonder and senses. Art on the Farm, Farm to Table and Sprouts Camp is a wonderful way to get kids outside, down in the dirt, and connect [...]

By | 2016-05-31T18:03:04-07:00 May 31st, 2016|Discover This!, Looking Forward|Comments Off on Summer Day Camps at Farm Discovery