Features Discovery Children’s Programs
WATSONVILLE — On May 31 the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program (LEFDP) began to invite the public to pick seasonal, organic produce from the fields of Live Earth Farm at 1275 Green Valley Road in Watsonville. Berries, apricots, dry-farmed tomatoes, apples, and pumpkins will all be available as they ripen. There will be four more u-pick events on July 5, August 30, September 6, and October 25 Picking will take place from 10 am to 3pm.
LEFDP staff will provide themed educational programming at each picking event, and work in partnership with El Pajaro Community Kitchen Incubator businesses to provide prepared food and food systems educational activities during each U-Pick event. A percentage of sales will support LEFDP’s mission to provide food systems and nutrition education to local students and families.
In the summer of 2014 LEFDP will open up the farm to people of all ages through a variety of fun, educational programs. There will be three different weeklong summer camps offered for 5 weeks in the summer. There are two drop in programs each month for the youngest farmers and their mothers, fathers, nannies, grandparents, or whoever takes care of them. Wee Ones is for babes 0-3 years old, and Small Farmers is a slightly longer and more in depth program for children 3-6 years old. And new in 2014 LEFDP are the series of free, family friendly u-pick events at which a different fruit or vegetable will be featured each in the peak of their season.
The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program (LEFDP) is a farm-based education non-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. We welcome volunteers in a number of different capacities. Please get in touch.