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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Scheduling for Fall field trips NOW!

August 18, 2014 at 3:43PM

We have started scheduling for fall field trips!
Don't hesitate and pick your date as soon as possible.
The calendar is filling fast and capacity is limited.
More information about field trips HERE .
We are looking forward to have you back on the farm!

Wood-Fired Pizza Night at the Farm: A FUNdraising Event!

August 5, 2014 at 11:55AM

Come out to the farm to eat a delicious homemade meal and learn more about how you can help support our education programs!

Friday, August 22 from 5-7pm

Dinner includes wood-fired pizza, fresh salad and dessert...all made with ingredients from the farm!

Tickets are $25
Call 451-0691 to get tickets or visit, click the "donate" button and write "pizza night" in the memo!

Open House is just around the corner!

July 21, 2014 at 11:08AM

Sunday, July 27th, Noon-4pm

This is a free, public, family-friendly event featuring educational activities (including spinning wool demos, animal & farm tours, farm-fresh tastings, scavenger hunt, natural dyeing projects...and more!) There will be wood-fired pizza and fresh salad for sale (only $5 for a plate of both!), as well as live music (Ester Jelly Jam will be there!) and a bake sale. Fun for the whole family! Bring your friends and explore the farm!

Calypso Farm is located 5 mi up ...

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July 14, 2014 at 10:35AM

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July Black Smithing Class Offerings

July 1, 2014 at 9:20AM

We are firing the smithy up again and offering a number of Black Smithing Classes for July. Check out the calendar of events for class descriptions and schedule. If you can not make a scheduled class or have a specific idea/project for a class call Tom and we can figure a time to make it happen. Another option is to get four friends together and we can create a special class just for you.
To contact Tom, email him at or call 451-0691.

On the Horizon

August 22, 2014 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Wood-Fired Pizza Night at the Farm: A FUNdraising Event!

Join us at the Farm for wood-fired pizza, fresh salad, a delicious desert and learn more about our educational programs and how you can help support ...

September 1, 2014 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM

Danielle's Downtown Market Demo: Salt preservation: make your own veggie bullion!

Our very own Danielle Schlobohm, farm cook extraordinaire, will be offering a demo at the Downtown Farmers Market in Golden Heart Plaza on simple ...

September 5, 2014 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM

First Friday at Calypso

Come out to the farm to see what we've been creating! Demos, crafts for sale and farm tours featuring fiber arts, woodworking, blacksmithing and ...

September 28, 2014 - 4:30PM

14th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction

This is our biggest annual public fundraising event! It's held at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, features a locally grown meal, live music and a ...

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