On Oct. 26th, 2013 The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program invites the community to celebrate the harvest at the annual Live Earth Farm Harvest Festival. This event is the culmination of the fall tour season, welcoming all our fall students back to the farm with their families.
Open to the public LEFDP celebrates the harvest with loads of family friendly fun including tractor rides, face painting, a potluck, live music by Mountain Folk and the Banana Slug String Band, a pie contest, apple cider making with Happy Girl Kitchen Company, and lots of local treats by folks like Penny Ice Creamery, and Three of a Kind.
Iyisha is a student at Watsonville High School who has worked with LEFDP through the spring and summer. “I stopped eating fast food five months ago after I learned from how far it came . . . and how it was made,” she says. “It didn’t really feel right to me. I like knowing that all my vegetables—when I grow them myself or work on the farm—are fresh and right there instead of having to come thousands of miles to get to me.”
Iyisha will be back on the farm for our Harvest Festival to help teach our young visitors all she has learned.
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 hosts three farm events a year for the community, to provide farm programming for all local families.
Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available, as well as tickets on our website.
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 Pajaro Valley to bolster individual, community and environmental health.