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$50 Prix Fixe 5 Course Dinner at Main Street Garden & Café Features Live Earth Farm Produce and Benefits the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program

On November 15th, Main Street Garden & Café will feature Live Earth Farm’s produce and goat in a $50, 5 course, prix fixe meal.  $5 of every meal sold will go to LEFDP to support hands-on, farm-based education and nutrition programs for local youth.

Watsonville, CA, November 7, 2012 – Live Earth Farm produce and pasture raised goat will be featured in the Main Street Garden & Café Chefs Farm Night program on Thursday, November 15th, 2012.  The event supports local non-profit organization, the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program by donating five dollars of every meal purchased.  Funds raised at the event will help LEFDP provide ongoing opportunities for youth to visit Live Earth Farm to learn about organic farming, local food systems, and nutrition. Contact Main Street Garden & Café for reservations: 831-477-9265.

Through LEFDP’s programs local, under served youth build confidence in learning to be active caretakers of themselves, their community and their environment.

Main Street Garden & Café features “slow food” prepared-to-order from simple, fresh, organic ingredients. All their pastas are hand-made!  They hand-make our pizza dough and bake it in their Italian-made wood-burning oven for an authentic tasting pizza.  On Saturday and Sunday they offer an Italian style brunch featuring frit tatas made with fresh eggs from their chickens.  Main Street Garden & Café is open Wednesday through Sunday at 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday noon to 3pm. They are located in downtown Soquel at 3101 N. Main Street.

The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program (LEFDP) is a farm-based education not for profit organization in Watsonville, California.  LEFDP makes seed to mouth, farm to fork, and child to community connections through a variety of hands-on educational programs serving the youth of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey counties and beyond.  A special emphasis is placed on reaching under served people in the community to bolster individual, community and environmental health.

Jessica Ridgeway, Director
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LEFDPDirector@gmail.com
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Live Earth Farm Discovery Program Fundraiser: Thank you Thursday at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

On October 25th, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing will host Thank you Thursday for the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program.  $1 of every pint sold will go to LEFDP to support hands-on farm based education and nutrition programs for local youth.

Watsonville, CA, October 1, 2012 – The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program will be featured in the Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing Thank You Thursday program on October 25th, 2012..  The weekly event supports local non-profit organizations by donating one dollar of every pint of beer purchased.  Funds raised at the event will help LEFDP provide ongoing opportunities for youth to visit Live Earth Farm to learn about organic farming, local food systems, and nutrition.

Through LEFDP’s programs local, under served youth build confidence in learning to be active caretakers of themselves, their community and their environment.

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing features a wide selection of organic, handcrafted beer and is open every day from noon to 10pm.  They are located in the Swift Street Courtyard at 402 Ingalls street on the Westside of Santa Cruz.

                                                                                                                                                                     

Elegant, Alfresco, Four Course Farm Dinner, Wine, and Live Music in the Fields of Live Earth Farm

On September 22nd, the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program will host Dig! the 4th annual organic dinner in the fields fundraiser at Live Earth Farm.  Chef Jonathan Miller of Eat Right at Home will regale us with fresh, local flavors from the very fields where the fare is served.  Paired with delicious local wines, and accompanied by live music and a farm tour this is a food and wine event not to be missed.

Watsonville, CA, July 12, 2012 – On September 22nd 2012 Dig!, the Live Earth Farm Discovery Programs 4th annual farm dinner in the fields, will feature local chefs, farmers, artisans and winemakers celebrating the abundance grown in the Pajaro Valley.  Freshly prepared appetizers will be followed by a tour of the diverse, organic farm fields at their peak with Farmer Tom Broz.

Through LEFDP’s programs local, under served youth build confidence in learning to be active caretakers of themselves, their community and their environment.  This is why the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program aims to raise $20,000 through Dig!, the September 22nd fall fundraising event, to support farm visits, transportation costs, and garden supplies for the 1500 students who will visit Live Earth Farm in 2012.

                                                                                                                                                                     

The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet

Watsonville, CA, 5/15/2012 – The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,380 member companies in 43 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.

The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program is now eligible to receive donations from 1% member companies, placing them among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations.  1% member businesses fuel this non-profit network through their annual contributions, which totaled over $22 million in 2010.  Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program can look to for support.

Newly approved, the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program contributes to a healthier planet by providing hands-on educational programs for youth, focused on the environmental and nutritional value of local, organic, and sustainable food and farms. Our goal is to reach out to all segments of the diverse, local community.

Over 2,300 non-profits worldwide are included in the 1% network, and over $70 million has been funneled to its nonprofit partners to date.  “The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful force in solving the world’s problems,” Yvon Chouinard, founder of 1% for the Planet.

“On the farm, our one-third acre Discovery Garden is an outdoor classroom, set within the greater, 120-acre working farm where our working fields, orchards and animals provide a learning experience that cannot be matched by most school garden programs. Learning about nutrition, food, farms, math, science, history and language arts from a variety of activities on the farm allows young people to exercise their bodies, connect with nature, and develop a “seed-to-fork” understanding of food, community and environment” Jessica Ridgeway, Director and Cofounder of LEFDP.

About 1% for the Planet

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of over 1,350 member companies in 43 countries that donate one percent of their sales to environmental organizations worldwide. Each day, more than one new business joins the 1% for the Planet movement. As a network, the 1% community has become a frontrunner in funding the work of environmental groups around the world. To learn more about 1% go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org