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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Calypso Summer Camp Registration is NOW OPEN!!

March 30, 2015 at 3:49PM

Follow this link to register for the LEAF Garden Camps!
http://www.jotform.us/form/50886513861159
More information at the LEAF page here: http://calypsofarm.org/education/LEAF/

Follow the link to learn more about the summer camps on the Farm this summer!
http://calypsofarm.org/education/farmcamps/
Registration available here:
http://www.jotform.us/form/50857668452164


Early Bird Special on CSA Shares!

March 30, 2015 at 8:09AM

$10 off your CSA Share if you sign up by tomorrow - March 31st - for the Early Bird Special!!!


Summer Camp Registration!

March 20, 2015 at 2:01PM

Registration for summer camps in the school gardens and on the farm will be open soon! Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for camp dates and registration information! We hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather! Summer's not far off now!


Workshops are Filling Up!

March 13, 2015 at 4:02PM

2015 Workshop sign-ups are rolling in!You can sign up now for beginning organic gardening, animal husbandry, drip irrigation, composting, seed starting and more!

Visit the Calendar to the right to see what's coming up.
Call the farm for more information and to register - (907) 451-0691


2015 Interior Wedding Showcase!

February 27, 2015 at 12:24AM

You can get hitched on the farm! Married, that is (Calypso doesn't have horses). We'll be at the 2015 Interior Wedding Showcase on Sunday, March 8, 11-4PM at the Westmark Hotel, with information and to answer any questions you might have about hosting your special day at Calypso! Admission is FREE!

On the Horizon

April 3, 2015 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM Calypso Farm

Blacksmithing Tool Making (two day class)

The Basic Tool Making Class starts with a Friday session ( April 3rd 6 to 9 pm.) where we will learn about annealing, and forge high carbon steel. ...


April 6, 2015 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Calypso Farm

Blacksmithing Overview

In this Overview class we will learn the fundamentals of hammer control as we are introduced to the smithy and forge hot metal. After this class ...


April 12, 2015 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Beginning Organic Gardening

Are you interested in learning more about how to grow vegetables without using chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides? Learn the basics of ...


April 12, 2015 from 3:30PM to 5:30PM Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Root Cellar Workshop

Are you interested in learning more about one of the oldest method ofvegetable storage? Learn the basics of root cellar design, construction and ...


May 2, 2015 from 12:00AM to 2:00PM Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Animal Husbandry - Raising Chickens, Goats and Sheep

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 ...


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 ...

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