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!

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!

Ester Holiday Wool Market!!

December 1, 2014 at 8:47AM

Saturday, December 13th
10am to 4pm
at Hartung Hall in Ester (park across from the Golden Eagle and follow the signs!)

Featuring yarn, weaving, wool products, knitting & felting kits and more from four local fiber artists - Calypso Farm, SandCastle Originals, Christine DiCurti and Arctic Dream Weaver! We hope to see you there!

End-of-Season Local Produce Sale!!

November 18, 2014 at 10:30AM

Storage vegetables from four Fairbanks farms will be available Saturday, November 22nd at Stone Soup Cafe from 2-5.
There will be carrots, onions, potatoes, spaghetti squash, tomatoes and more from Bender Mountain Farm, Dart-AM Farm, Goosefoot Farm, and Calypso Farm! Calypso accepts Food Stamps!
See you there!

UWA Bazaar!

October 27, 2014 at 11:25AM

We'll be at the UWA Bazaar at the Pioneer Park Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday, November 1st and 2nd, from 10-4:00 with hand-spun skeins, knitting patterns, felting kits, felted ornaments, and more!

On the Horizon

February 13, 2015 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Calypso Farm

Black Smithing Forging Hooks

Hooks can be forged in all shapes and sizes from barn wall spike hooks to fine forked towel hooks. This is a perfect project session to continue ...

February 20, 2015 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Calypso Farm

Black Smithing- Forging Handles- Twisting and Bending

Through Forging Handles we will explore the processes of twisting, bending and chiseling. The resulting handles will take on a variety of forms ...

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 ...

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