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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Spring Field Trips by the Numbers!

May 26, 2015 at 1:06PM

Now that school is out, our Spring Field Trip Season has ended. We had 570 students from 16 different schools/groups come up to farm during 23 field trips. They experienced Spring/Life on the Farm, Win-Win with Wool or Life in the Pond. A HUGE thanks goes out to our 13 docents who donated a total of 116 hours of their time for these field trips. We are looking forward to our Summer Field Trips and Summer Camps!


The latest additions to the Farm!

May 21, 2015 at 1:18PM

Our flock is increasing! A Capella gave birth to two lambs on Mother’s Day, May 10th. The girl was named Phoenix and the boy, Goblin. Qwali gave birth on May 16th to a little girl named Harpie. One other of our sheep is due any day so we are looking forward to the pitter patter of a few more little hooves. Our newest goat, Ella, is also pregnant and due in early June. This arrival is greatly anticipated since along with a new kid(s) comes fresh goat milk!


Walk for Charity

May 11, 2015 at 2:19PM

The 13th Annual Walk for Charity was a great success! Thank you to all who joined us. More than 20 folks strolled and grazed with us through downtown Fairbanks. The food was amazing - the Peanut Sauce Chicken Kabobs and White Bean Chili were favorites - and the music, entertaining. Mother Nature cooperated and provided us with perfect weather. A good time was had by all! Please consider walking with us next year.


Successful Animal Husbandry Workshop

May 4, 2015 at 3:59PM

We had a fabulous Animal Husbandry Workshop this past Saturday. Questions such as “Can I raise chickens in Fairbanks?”, “How old is this goat?” and “What are good characteristics to look for in an animal?” were answered. Participants left knowing that you can raise chickens here and this is what you need do to be successful. They learned how to determine age by the animal’s teeth. Hands-on time spent in the pens with the sheep and goats instilled confidence of knowing what to look for when ...


Raising Chickens, Goats and Sheep Workshop!

April 28, 2015 at 8:58AM

This Saturday, May 2 from 12-2pm come on up to the farm and learn the basics of animal husbandry! 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 to raise chickens, goats, and sheep.

The cost for 2-hour workshops is $20 for members and $35 for non-members. Call the farm to register, 451-0691.

We invite all workshop participants to become a member by giving a donation (of any amount) to ...

On the Horizon

June 2, 2015 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM

Southside Community Farmers' Market begins!

Southside Community Farmers Market and Veggie Truck will begin on June 2nd 2015! Come by the corner of 24th and Rickert for fresh veggies grown by ...


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

Composting

This workshop will cover the basics of getting your compost pile started and how to build healthy soil using compost! The cost for 2-hour ...


July 26, 2015 from 11:59AM to 4:00PM Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Open House

It’s a fun-filled, family-oriented event with live music, taste-testing, wood-fired pizzas, natural-dyeing, and more! Free Admission—Everyone’s ...

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