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Just Roots Spring Farm Festival

June 8, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Spring Farm Festival is a family-friendly event rich with activities and community. If you have not been out to the Greenfield Community Farm, don’t miss this opportunity. The Spring Farm Festival is designed to kick off the growing season and celebrate our community.

With activities for all ages and interests, you won’t want to miss out. Work parties will include rocking and weeding; help out and get your hands dirty. Tour the farm and see the various gardens, greenhouses, outbuildings and more. Take a guided wildlife walk, led by naturalist Ted Watt. Learn about the Agricultural Justice Project which is working to promote ‘Domestic Fair Trade’ labor standards on farms in the Valley. See a plowing with pigs demonstration, where heritage piglets will assist in tilling garden space. Get creative at the art tent, offering a variety of art projects including face painting and sign painting (signs will be used to showcase what is growing in our Pick-Your-Own Garden). Learn about herbal medicines and holistic approaches to health. Check out the vending area where you can load up on soaps, t-shirts, kombucha, herbs and veggie starts.

What festival would be complete without food and entertainment? Feast on a community supplied potluck meal and locally donated delicious offerings. Get cozy around the bonfire while enjoying local artists perform original and cover songs. Experience the Piti Theatre performance, “To Bee or Not To Bee.” The Spring Farm Festival offers something for everyone. We invite you to come experience the Greenfield Community Farm and be a part of a vibrant community.

All proceeds raised from the event will go to support the Donor Supported Shares initiative, offering full CSA shares through the Common Wealth CSA for $5.00 a week to those who qualify.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Work Parties: Rocking & Weeding (in the fields)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Community Garden Work (in the Community Garden)
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Herb Farm Work (in the Herb garden)
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Face Painting (in the Art Tent)
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Discussion: The Agricultural Justice Project
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Wildlife Walk- led by naturalist Ted Watt
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Plowing with Pigs demonstration/Heritage pig talk by Jessica Van Steensburg
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Farm Tour, led by Andy Grant (starts at the Tool Shed)
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Herbal Medicine Talk
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Kids Activity- Sign Painting (in the Art tent)
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Dinner, Bonfire and Performances
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Piti Theatre- To Bee or Not To Bee

Contact: Annie Burdett, Just Roots Education Coordinator 413-325-8969

Details

Date:
June 8, 2014
Time:
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Venue

Greenfield Community Farm
Greenfield,

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