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- Michael Pollan
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June 11, 2016

Get involved and learn with us at Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

Get Ready to Get Dirty!

9AM to 4:30PM RAIN OR SHINE FREE!

2016 Schedule TBA

Don't forget your spare transplants (labeled) for the PLANT SHARE

Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA welcomes people of all ages to join together in sharing and learning new skills through hands-on, participatory workshops. This year, on Saturday, June 11, Farm & Homestead Day will begin at 9 a.m. with tea and crumpets (and at 7 a.m. for those who want to help scythe a berm) followed by more than 40 unique, skill-sharing workshops from 9:30 to 4:30.

Put together a worm bin to take home and begin composting. Help construct a methane digester, get it started with waste from our F&HD potluck, and come back in September to see its progress at the Common Ground Country Fair. Explore permaculture in the orchard by sowing a variety of companion plants. Forage for herbs and craft your own herbal salves. Put together ingredients to take home your very own sourdough starter. Learn to sew a deerskin pouch or weave a basket. Work together to design and erect the perfect garden scarecrow. Slaughter, skin and butcher a rabbit, tan the hide, and we will cook the meat in our stone soup.

Join together for our potluck picnic at noon. Enjoy freshly baked bread and butter, made from flour ground and cream churned in our children-of-all-ages area, along with bean hole beans and scrumptious stone soup. Bring a dish from home to share – something that does not need to be heated or refrigerated.

Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA would not be possible without the invaluable support of its volunteers. To join the F&HD team, please contact volunteer coordinator Anna Libby at alibby@mofga.org.

Gates open at 7 a.m. for sunrise mowing. No pre-registration necessary.

Remember . . . Pack it In, Pack it Out! Thank you!

 


For more information,
contact the Farm & Homestead Day Committee at
farmandhomesteadday@myfairpoint.net.

 

 

 

 

  

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