Our Year: 2023

Calypso Farm & Ecology Center

Annual Fall Fundraiser

Our Year: 2022

Annual Fall Fundraiser

Calypso Farm
& Ecology Center

Read more about the work that we did this year and view our Year in Numbers below!

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Our Year In Numbers


543 varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers were grown on the farm this season!

This range of crop diversity is the foundation of biodiversity that we believe keeps the farm healthy and resilient.


So far this year, $11,310 worth of Pay What You Can discounts have been utilized across all of our programs.

This includes CSA shares and all fresh food sold at the Southside Market, plant starts sold in the spring, and all of our education programs including farm & garden camps, Farm School, workshops and more.


About 1,550 youth participated in our education programs this season, including field trips, farm & garden camps, Farm School, etc.

We offered 10 sessions of camp, including 7 weeks at the farm, 2 at the Pearl Creek garden and 1 at the Hunter Garden. We hosted 50 field trips which included groups from public and private schools, homeschools, daycares, and other community groups & organizations.


$2,680 worth of flowers were donated to people in our community, by our community!

We delivered bouquets to 40 people in Hospice care and hosted multiple "Make Your Own Bouquet" days at the Pioneer Home, Golden Towers, Southall Manor and Golden Ages.


19 villages & Alaskan communities were represented in our Indigenous Agriculture programs this summer: Anchorage, Arctic Village, Cordova, Eklutna, Fairbanks, Golovin, Homer, Igiugig, Kokhanok, Kotlik, Kotzebue, Metlakatla, Nenana, Palmer, Salcha, Selawik, Tyonek, Unalakleet, and Venetie.

35 beginning farmers, elders and youth, and 10 trainers gathered at the farm over 4 training sessions to learn from one another and gain hands-on knowledge about growing vegetables in rural areas.


70 different varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers were trialed in the seed garden this year, some of which were varieties we saved from last year!

We're still collecting but it's looking like at least 2/3 have successfully matured and produced nice seed. The next step is germination testing and then making them available to the public!


703 community members attended one of three Community Meals hosted in partnership with Bread Line at the Southside Market this summer!

These monthly dinners at the market showcase locally grown food and are free & open to all, including market customers, neighborhood residents, or anyone in need of a delicious meal and good company!


Over 75 people volunteered hundreds of hours this season!

Volunteers play a vital role in making our programs possible. They help run stations at our public events like the Open House and Sheep & Wool Day, lead farm field trips, organize weekly farmers markets, and much more.

2023 Financials

Thank you to the many individuals, local businesses, corporations, foundations, and organizations who supported Calypso in 2023!

Total Income: $817,317
Total Expenses: $687,211

Net Income: +$130,106
A portion of this balance is grant funding that will roll over and be spent in 2024. We also rolled money into a reserve fund, established over 10 years ago, to ensure that we can maintain our educational programming in times of unexpected financial shortfalls.