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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Open House is just around the corner!

July 21, 2014 at 11:08AM

Sunday, July 27th, Noon-4pm

This is a free, public, family-friendly event featuring educational activities (including spinning wool demos, animal & farm tours, farm-fresh tastings, scavenger hunt, natural dyeing projects...and more!) There will be wood-fired pizza and fresh salad for sale (only $5 for a plate of both!), as well as live music (Ester Jelly Jam will be there!) and a bake sale. Fun for the whole family! Bring your friends and explore the farm!

Calypso Farm is located 5 mi up ...

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July 14, 2014 at 10:35AM

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July Black Smithing Class Offerings

July 1, 2014 at 9:20AM

We are firing the smithy up again and offering a number of Black Smithing Classes for July. Check out the calendar of events for class descriptions and schedule. If you can not make a scheduled class or have a specific idea/project for a class call Tom and we can figure a time to make it happen. Another option is to get four friends together and we can create a special class just for you.
To contact Tom, email him at or call 451-0691.

Market Days! - and the School Garden Farm Stands will be starting up soon! -

June 23, 2014 at 12:01AM

Come visit our Farm Stands!

Mondays - Downtown Market - Golden Heart Plaza on 1st Ave - 4-8pm

Thursdays - Ester Community Market - Ester Park - 5-7pm

Starting on July 31st:
Thursdays 4-6pm at Hunter Elementary (stand located on the corner of Gillam Way and 17th Ave)

Starting Aug 4th:
Mondays 4-6pm at Pearl Creek Elementary (700 Auburn Dr: Drive 2 miles on Farmers Loop, take a left on Auburn Dr.)

Starting Aug 5th:
Tuesdays 4-6 at Woodriver Elementary (5000 Palo Verde Ave: ...

CSA Volunteer Work Days!

June 6, 2014 at 3:17PM

This is a great opportunity to fulfill your volunteer hours as part of your CSA share! We have two work days scheduled for this month:

June 14th, 1-4pm


June 21st, 1-4pm

We will be weeding, bed prepping, compost building, and much much more around the farm. Come meet new friends, enjoy being outdoors and tour the farm!

Call 451-0691 for more info

On the Horizon

August 4, 2014 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM

Danielle's Downtown Market Demo: Freezer Jams, Sauces and Dips!

Calypso's very own Danielle Schlobohm, farm cook extraordinaire, will be offering a demo at the Downtown Market in Golden Heart Plaza focusing on ...

August 24, 2014 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Harvest Fundraising Dinner

This event features a delicious multi-course meal made from fresh farm produce. All attendees will learn more about and be given the opportunity to ...

September 1, 2014 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM

Danielle's Downtown Market Demo: Salt preservation: make your own veggie bullion!

Our very own Danielle Schlobohm, farm cook extraordinaire, will be offering a demo at the Downtown Farmers Market in Golden Heart Plaza on simple ...

September 1, 2014 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM

First Friday at Calypso

Come out to the farm to see what we've been creating! Demos, crafts for sale and farm tours featuring fiber arts, woodworking, blacksmithing and ...

September 28, 2014 - 4:30PM

14th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction

This is our biggest annual public fundraising event! It's held at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, features a locally grown meal, live music and a ...

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