There are many ways to get involved with Calypso! The work that Calypso does is truly a community effort – please join us!
It’s easy to become a member of Calypso! To become a member, just make an annual donation of any amount. Your donation directly supports Calypso’s educational programs. The easiest way to become a member is to Donate HERE. You can also call the office 907-451-0691 and use your credit card, or you can send a check to Calypso Farm PO Box 106, Ester, AK 99725. As a member, you receive a discount on any Calypso workshops (including blacksmithing and sheep and wool workshops). You also will receive our annual newsletter and we often hold a special member event during the summer! Our members keep all of our programs healthy and thriving!
Become a Farm Docent! Farm Docents volunteer leading Field Trips for children at the farm. As a Farm Docent, you will receive training and extensive information so that you will feel comfortable introducing children to the farm and teaching them a range of topics. Nearly 2,000 children visit the farm each year. This is only possible due to the many volunteer Farm Docents who dedicate their time to sharing the farm with children. Most field trips are scheduled Monday through Friday. We are always in need of more Farm Docents in order to keep up with the volume of groups interested in coming out for Field Trips. We would love to add you to our wonderful group of Farm Docents! We welcome docents of any all ages! Call 451-0691 or Contact Us and let us know that you are interested.
In addition to being a Farm Docent, you can volunteer in any number of ways: come help in the fields, help with special events such as our Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction, help out in the School Gardens, teach through our Farmer Training Program, join Calypso’s Board of Directors or associated committees!
Join Calypso’s CSA
We’d love to grow food for you! Become a CSA Shareholder by signing up for the CSA and paying for your share in the spring and then getting weekly vegetables throughout the growing season. Calypso offers several different vegetable share sizes and also weekly Flower Shares. Click HERE to learn more about becoming a CSA Shareholder!
Calypso offers a great array of workshops options, from gardening, to animal husbandry to blacksmithing and fiber arts. Sign up to take a workshop. Click HERE to see a list of workshop topics offered by Calypso. Keep in mind, if there is a topic that you are interested that is not on our calendar, just Contact Us and let us know what you are interested and we’ll see what we can set up.
Are you interested in learning how to start your own farm? Calypso’s five month, intensive Farmer Training Program might be right for you! Click HERE to learn more about the program!