Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

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About Calypso

Calypso Farm and Ecology Center is a non-profit, educational farm based in Ester, Alaska. We provide hands-on education to Fairbanks school children and community members through our education programs. Our diversified farm operates as a CSA to feed a number of local families through the growing season.

Our mission is to encourage local food production and environmental awareness through hands-on education in natural and farming ecosystems.

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Sign up for a CSA Share!

February 19, 2015 at 2:02PM

Visit our CSA page (under the Our Product tab) to learn about 2015 vegetable and flower share options for families and individuals! We are excited to introduce a new "Free Choice" share this year, perfect for frequent travelers or small households. Sign up before March 31st and receive a $10 discount! Call the farm if you have any questions at (907) 451-0691

Summer Employment Opportunities!

February 10, 2015 at 11:28AM

Looking for a job that gets you outside with kids and plants? Check out our employment page (under "Get Involved") for summer employment opportunities in the school gardens and on the farm! Here is a link to our employment page!

Sign up for Workshops!

February 4, 2015 at 12:33AM

2015 Workshop sign-ups are open! Root cellars, organic gardening, animal husbandry, drip irrigation, worm composting and more!
Visit the Calendar page on our website to see what's coming up.
Call the farm for more information and to register - (907) 451-0691

Here is the link to the calendar:

Sign up for a CSA Share!

January 8, 2015 at 8:30AM

Fresh, local vegetables are not far off now! We invite you to become a shareholder in our 2015 Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) Program. For more information and to sign up for a share, email us at, or call us at the farm at (907) 451-0691. See below for your 2015 Share options:

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! Sign up BEFORE March 31st and get $10 off your Family or Economy share price for the season!!!!

Family Vegetable Share - $625 This share includes a full array ...

Procrastinator's Bazaar!!

December 17, 2014 at 9:24AM

We'll be at the 2nd Annual Procrastinator's Bazaar
THIS SATURDAY, December 2nd
from 11AM-5PM at The Annex (2922 Parks Highway)!
It's not too late to get beautiful, locally-made holidays gifts!
We'll be there with all our wool products, cookbooks and information on winter spinning and Black Smithing classes!

On the Horizon

March 29, 2015 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

All About Seeds and Starts

Learn techniques for growing healthy, organic transplants at home. Topics include: choosing the right potting soil and containers, setting up proper ...

March 29, 2015 from 1:30PM to 3:30PM Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Drip Irrigation Workshop

Learn how to set up and use drip irrigation in your home garden. Drip irrigation saves water, time and money and improves root growth. This hands-on ...

April 12, 2015 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Beginning Organic Gardening

Are you interested in learning more about how to grow vegetables without using chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides? Learn the basics of ...

April 12, 2015 from 3:30PM to 5:30PM Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Root Cellar Workshop

Are you interested in learning more about one of the oldest method ofvegetable storage? Learn the basics of root cellar design, construction and ...

May 2, 2015 from 12:00AM to 2:00PM Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Animal Husbandry - Raising Chickens, Goats and Sheep

Fresh eggs and milk produced at home can become a reality for you. We will explore our animal barn, chicken coop and grazing pastures and discuss how ...

June 13, 2015 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Worm Composting

Come learn more about how composting worms can work for you. This workshop will explore basic home worm composting techniques including home made and ...

Calypso Farm and Ecology Center • P.O. Box 106, Ester, Alaska, 99725 • 907-451-0691 •