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Living Sustainably | Going Green
June 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm$10 – $15
Grace Farms Foundation invites you to learn about local food sourcing and how individuals can make an impact on the environment through three workshops focused on edible and medicinal plants, growing your own garden, and sourcing food from small scale regional farms.
Workshop 1 | Food Justice & Local Gardening
Enjoy lunch in the Commons provided by Snow Hill Farm, during which Laura O’Donohue from Snow Hill Farm, Nicole Straight of Food Rescue U.S., and Grace Farms Foundation Commons Manager Neena Perez will discuss the importance of local food and how unused food can be donated locally to those in need.
Workshop 2 | Closed Loop Gardening
In our Community Garden, speakers Nick Skeadas from Curbside Compost, Jen Cipriano from Copia, and the New Canaan High School Bee Club students will educate participants on the process of growing your own garden, including the importance of bees and pollinators in our ecosystem, small gardening principles, and the practice of composting in your home.
Workshop 3 | Using Edible and Medicinal Plants
Participate in an educational discussion about the use of native edible and medicinal plants. This workshop will also include a walk out to Grace Farms’ paddocks to plant pumpkins, and then to the West Barn where there will be a session on wildflower arranging.