Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Calypso Logo

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.

Eat Local Banner Purple Flower Greg Martin Photo

Recent News RSS

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 ...


Wool Day on the Farm!

April 25, 2015 at 9:10AM

Sunday April 26th from 1-4pm - Come up and meet Calypso’s flock of Shetland sheep! There will be sheep shearing demonstrations on the hour, freshly shorn wool to touch and sheep to pet! There will also be information on Calypso’s education programs. It's sure to be a flock of fun! All ages welcome and encouraged to attend.


Southside Community Farmers' Market and Veggie Truck!

April 24, 2015 at 12:15AM

Calypso is starting a market in South Fairbanks and we need your help getting it rolling! For more information and to donate, Click HERE


Charity Walk!

April 13, 2015 at 9:16AM

Walk with Calypso Farm this year at the annual Visitor Industry Walk for Charity! The Charity Walk is a leisurely 4k stroll around downtown Fairbanks with food tables set up along the way. The walk starts in the Immaculate Conception Church Parking lot along the river downtown.
You can support Calypso in two important and fun ways:
1) COME WALK WITH US
You can sign up ($25, adults - $15, under 18) and indicate on your application that you'd like your entry fee donated to Calypso! Join us ...

On the Horizon

May 8, 2015 - 6:00PM Immaculate Conception Church parking lot

Charity Walk!

Walk with Calypso Farm this year at the annual Visitor Industry Walk for Charity! The Charity Walk is a leisurely 4k stroll around downtown Fairbanks ...


May 25, 2015 from 9:00AM to 12:00AM Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Annual Memorial Day Plant Sale!

Get your garden starts at Calypso Farm! A wonderful selection of organically grown vegetables, herbs, annual and perennial flower plants will be ...


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

Southside Community Farmer’s 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 12:00AM 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