It was great to see so many new and familiar faces this weekend at the 16th Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction! Whether you volunteered, attended the dinner, sponsored the event, or bid on silent and live auction items, we want to thank you! Your support will enable us to grow and sustain our educational programs in the coming year.

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_dsc9826Join us Saturday, September 24th for live music by Kittiwake, a delicious meal of locally-sourced food prepared by chef Jameson Kapec, a great selection of silent auction items, and an entertaining live auction!

View the Live Auction Item List!!

Doors open at 4:30pm – Dinner Begins at 5pm – Live Auction 7pm

Dinner Tickets Available online, at Gulliver’s Books, If Only-A Fine Store, or by calling Calypso at 451-0691

 

Visit us this Friday from 4-8pm to celebrate the arts at Calypso!  Come meet our friendly Shetlands, learn how we process their beautiful fleece to create wool goods, watch blacksmithing demos, and taste some bread from our wood-fired oven! We will also have hands-on natural dyeing, wet felting, and other creative activities for every age.  

See you there!  

 

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The school gardens are pumping out lots of fresh veggies these days!  Stop by our weekly farm stands to pick up peas, squash, kohlrabi, carrots, lettuce, and more!  These veggies were planted, tended, and harvested with the help of students at the schools and our summer LEAF Campers.

Tuesdays at Woodriver Elementary 4-6pm

Thursdays at Hunter Elementary 4-6pm 

Calypso Fall 2016 Field Trip Docents Wanted!

Fall 2016 Docent Training Pizza Party!

Do you like kids?

Do you like spending time outside?

Do you enjoy teaching and learning through hands on group activities?

Do you enjoy sharing and learning as a community?
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Join our team of enthusiastic community volunteer educators and spend some of your 2016 Fall season outside, connecting kids to the local web of life on the farm and in the boreal forest!

Come Join us at our upcoming DOCENT TRAINING!

Docent Training Pizza Party @ Calypso Farm

Saturday, August 13th 10:00am – 12:30pm

Contact Peter to let us know that you can make it! Or just show up!

Call our office: 907-451-0691

or e-mail: calypsofieldtrips@gmail.com

Now Open: Neighborhood Farm Stands!

Farm Stands at the school gardens are now open, weekly! Stop by to get a selection of fresh veggies and herbs, grown with the help of students, LEAF Campers, and Calypso Staff in our 5 school gardens!

Mondays, 4-6pm at Pearl Creek Elementary

Tuesdays, 4-6pm at Woodriver Elementary

Thursdays, 4-6pm at Hunter Elementary

 

Now Scheduling Field Trips for Summer and Fall!

IMG_4901Calypso Farm invites you to bring your students or clients out to connect with the local web of life through hands on, experiential, seasonally relevant learning activities adaptable for all ages. Our schedule is beginning to fill up, but there are still plenty of time slots available! We offer a diverse selection of field trips, including Nature Journaling, Fun with Fungi, Math in the Garden, Natural Dyes, and our ever popular Pizza Field Trip! See all offerings here: http://www.calypsofarm.org/education/field-trips/ We are flexible and able to customize our field trips for your specific wants or needs if it’s within our ability.

Call 451-0691 or email calypsofieldtrips@gmail.com to get on our schedule!

 

Field Trip Docent Training

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April 18, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Come on out to the farm for an introduction and orientation to Calypso’s field trips! Once trained, docents can lead school groups through learning stations like farm animals, garden, honeybees, and forest. Meet-and-greet at 11:00 AM at the the resource center (we’ll provide snacks!) and then join in some hands-on learning until 1:00 PM. Bring boots, it can be muddy. Docents receive free meals at the farm on days they volunteer, and our deep gratitude for making the nature connection possible for hundreds of kids.