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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End-of-Season Local Produce Sale!!

November 18, 2014 at 10:30AM

Storage vegetables from four Fairbanks farms will be available Saturday, November 22nd at Stone Soup Cafe from 2-5.
There will be carrots, onions, potatoes, spaghetti squash, tomatoes and more from Bender Mountain Farm, Dart-AM Farm, Goosefoot Farm, and Calypso Farm! Calypso accepts Food Stamps!
See you there!


UWA Bazaar!

October 27, 2014 at 11:25AM

We'll be at the UWA Bazaar at the Pioneer Park Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday, November 1st and 2nd, from 10-4:00 with hand-spun skeins, knitting patterns, felting kits, felted ornaments, and more!


Craft Bazaars!

October 17, 2014 at 9:15AM

It's Bazaar Season! We'll be all over the place this winter with wool skeins, felting kits, felted ornaments, and more! See the upcoming bazaars below, and check back here to see more information on each as they draw nearer!

Monroe Holiday Bazaar Saturday, October 25: 10-4
UWA Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2: 10-4
Pioneer Park Holiday Bazaar, November 29: 10-5
Farmer's Market Bazaar, December 6: 10-5
Ester Wool Market at Hartung hall, December 13: 10-4

We hope to see you ...


Blacksmith Classes at Calypso

September 22, 2014 at 6:10PM

Blacksmithing classes at Calypso will be starting up again this December. We have numerous classes scheduled, some new offerings and a Blacksmithing Fundamental course. We will also be offering some Open-shop time this winter so you can practice your hammering skills, test out your tools and/or make your own projects.

The Blacksmithing Overview class starts you off with hammering skills and smithy basics (it is a required prerequisite class before you participate in any other class) but ...


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September 15, 2014 at 2:22PM

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December 13, 2014 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM Calypso Farm

Blacksmithing Overview

This 2-hour course introduces students to the blacksmith shop, covers the basics of blacksmithing with a gas forge, shop safety, hammering skills and ...


December 13, 2014 from 3:30PM to 5:30PM Calypso Farm

Black Smithing- Forging Handles- Twisting and Bending

Through Forging Handles we will explore the processes of twisting, bending and chiseling. The resulting handles will take on a variety of forms ...


December 13, 2014 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Calypso Farm

Blacksmithing Open-shop

This is a NEW Offering. Here is time for you to practice your new hammering and blacksmithing skills, put your tools to the test or create your own ...


December 17, 2014 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Calypso Farm

Blacksmithing Overview

This 2-hour course introduces students to the blacksmith shop, covers the basics of blacksmithing with a gas forge, shop safety, hammering skills and ...


December 19, 2014 - 6:00PM Calypso Farm

Blacksmithing Tool Making (two day class)

In this two day class (Friday 6 to 9 pm, and Saturday 12 to 3 pm) students will learn how to work with tool steel. Shaping and creating useful ...


December 20, 2014 from 3:30PM to 6:30PM Calypso Farm

Blacksmithing Open-shop (3hours)

Here is a 3 hour time slot for you to practice your new hammering and blacksmithing skills, put your tools to the test or create your own projects. ...


January 12, 2015 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM Calypso Farm

Blacksmithing Fundamentals course

Blacksmithing Fundamentals Part 1. Monday evenings (6:30 to 9 pm; January 12th, 19th, 26th, and February 2nd.) In this four part class we will ...

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