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Discover This! – Notes from the Field Classroom – January 2013

15 January

Thank you, thank you, thank you to our Live Earth Farm Community! We are so lucky to have your support in making our farm and our programs exciting and accessible. We raised $2675 in our year-end campaign! These funds will make the year of upcoming farm adventures amazing and possible.

We are gearing up for the Ecological Farming Conference next week by hosting 8 students from Williams College leading up to their and our participation in the conference at Asilomar. They will be learning about agriculture and the food system by working in the fields at Live Earth Farm, as well as several other agricultural operations in California.

We are looking forward to tackling some tough topics with these higher thinkers: What are best practices in sustainable agriculture? What are the trade offs, concessions we have to make to keep the farm financially, socially, AND environmentally viable? What are we doing right? What can we improve on? Where do theory and practice intersect or diverge? We would love to hear your answers to these questions too. If we hear from you, we will share your thoughts in the next newsletter.

After the conference we hope to hire a Program Assistant to help with the Discovery Garden, our growing community of volunteers, office work, and farm tours. We are taking applications now, so feel free to spread the word.

In February we will the planning for the Spring Fund Drive and our 4th Annual Sheep to Shawl Event on Saturday March 23rd, rain or shine. We will be shearing sheep, scouring, dyeing, carding, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, and felting wool. We will have fiber artists on site to share their craft and sell their wares. We will also have Storrs Winery pouring their wine and their vineyard-grazing sheep. We very much look forward to sharing the farm and some old time farm skills and fun at the Spring Equinox with you.

Last but really not least at all, we are opening our Summer Camp registration. This year we are offering 4 weeks of camp, 2 of our tried and true Art on the Farm Camp for 6 – 12 year olds, 1 week of Sprouts Camp for 3 – 6 year olds and their parents, and 1 week of Young Farmers Camp for 6 – 12 year olds.

  • June 17 – 21    Art on the Farm Camp, Session 1
  • June 24 – 28    Young Farmers Camp
  • July 8 – 12       Sprouts Camp
  • July 15 – 19     Art on the Farm Camp, Session 2

Register before April 15th to get the early bird price of $300 per camper.

10% Discount for CSA members, returning campers, siblings and coupon holders (only one discount may be applied per family).

Regular price of $350 per camper begins on April 16th, 2013

Happy New Year from the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program!