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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Encore! Beginning Organic Gardening Workshop

April 22, 2014 at 1:45PM

If you missed this popular workshop earlier this spring, here's another chance to learn all about organic gardening in Fairbanks!

Beginning Organic Gardening Workshop
May 10th 1-3pm at Calypso Farm
$20 for members (you can become a member for a donation of any amount when you register for the workshop!)

Learn the basics of organic gardening including, soil care, weed and pest management, bed design, simple tools, varieties that grow best here in the Interior and much more!

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Two Fun Workshops on Saturday, April 26th!

April 22, 2014 at 1:39PM

Come up to the farm and join us for one (or both!) of these great workshops:

Sheep & Wool 3-5pm
Come meet our sheep and see a shearing demonstration! Learn about the world of wool including: exploring different types of wool, cleaning raw fleeces, the basics of carding and spinning and using wool to make functional items. Families are welcome, this workshop is fun for all ages! $20 for members (you can become a member with a donation of any amount when you register for the ...

Join our team this summer!

April 4, 2014 at 1:03PM

We are currently hiring for these summer positions: LEAF Camp Counselors and a School Garden Caretaker! Visit the Employment page of our website for more info!

Recruiting new DOCENTS

March 31, 2014 at 12:50AM

We are looking for more Docents! Are you interested in outdoor and environmental education? Do you like being outside and working with children? If yes, please become a Docent! More information here

LEAF Registration Open!

March 21, 2014 at 11:38AM

Learning Ecology & Alaskan Farming (LEAF) is signing up kids 5-18 for summer camps! Come grow with us this summer. More information and registration form on the LEAF web page.

On the Horizon

April 26, 2014 from 3:00PM to 5:00PM Calypso Farm

Sheep and Wool

Come meet our Shetland Sheep and learn about: raising sheep in Alaska, handling and washing fleeces, recognizing different types of wool, carding ...

May 3, 2014 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Raising Chickens, Goats and Sheep

This workshop will cover the basics of housing, feeding and caring for: Laying and Meat Chickens, Dairy Goats, Sheep.

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