Calypso Farm and Ecology Center is situated on a south-facing slope in the hills west of Fairbanks. From this lofty vantage point – about 1,300 ft above sea level – the southern horizon is defined by the Alaska Range. On a clear day, you can see Denali from the upper fields!
Established in 2000 by Tom Zimmer and Susan Willsrud, the farm has experience much change and growth over 16 years. What began as a small CSA has become a thriving hub for on-farm field trips, workshops, farmer training program, animals, fiber production, and vegetable production. In the city of Fairbanks, Calypso engages with its community through the 5 school gardens of the School Gardens Initiative and the Southside Community Farmer’s Market.
Come up to visit the farm, or take a virtual tour in photos!