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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Summer Farm Camps

July 14, 2015 at 3:56PM

We enjoyed two weeks of Farm Camp up here at the farm. The first week was for 4-6 year olds and the second, for 7-12 year olds. They helped out with farm chores, explored the woods, learned about tending plants, got to know the farm animals, and had an overall great time. We, the farmers, farmers in training, and other volunteers appreciated their lively presence on the farm!

Happy Force of July!

July 6, 2015 at 11:41PM

What do "Pea"woks, "Cuke" Skywalker,"Goda", and "Corn" Troopers have in common? They were just some of the characters in the Ester 4th of July parade! With the theme of 'The Farm Awakens', Calypso farmers and friends entertained the masses by putting our 'spin' on Star Wars. Hope everyone had as much fun on the 'Force' of July as we did!

Wild Arts Walk

June 15, 2015 at 6:23PM

Thank you to all who stopped by our booth at the Wild Arts Walk at Creamer's Field this past weekend! Susan had a wonderful time demonstrating spinning and talking with folks about our programs, especially our summer camps. She also enjoyed participating in the Artist Challenge, where artists had ONE hour to start and finish an art piece. Susan spun an extravagant skein of yarn using a variety of techniques. Great job to all the participants!

New Kids on the Block!

June 8, 2015 at 11:12AM

Our newest goat, Ella, is now the mother of two kids! A female named Siren and a male named Satyr. They were born the morning of Thursday, June 4th. These little ones were frolicking in the barn yard as I walked to the office today. It is amazing to watch as they are just 4 days old!

Planting the Fields!

June 1, 2015 at 11:49AM

We have been very fortunate this year with a dry warm May. The greenhouse is slowly being emptied as we get the transplants into the fields - broccoli, lettuce, onions and more. Salad green, peas, radishes and carrots have been direct seeded and are well on their way to getting established. Soon the fields will be green, green, green! We look forward to an abundant harvest.

On the Horizon

August 14, 2015 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM

Pizza Night FUNdraiser

Join us for a delicious meal, tour Calypso Farm and learn more about how you can help support our education programs! Dinner will feature pizza, ...

September 4, 2015 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM

First Friday at the Farm

First Friday at the Farm will showcase arts, crafts and traditional knowledge through live demonstrations of wool spinning, blacksmithing, carving, ...

October 3, 2015 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM Pike\'s Waterfront Lodge

15th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction

For a locally grown meal, live music, and a fun time donít miss Calypso Farm & Ecology Centerís 15th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction!

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